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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697815/phylogeny-and-morphology-of-ovipleistophora-diplostomuri-n-sp-microsporidia-with-a-unique-dual-host-tropism-for-bluegill-sunfish-and-the-digenean-parasite-posthodiplostomum-minimum-strigeatida
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J Lovy, S E Friend
Microsporidia are diverse opportunistic parasites abundant in aquatic organisms with some species hyperparasitic in digenean parasites. In the current study, we describe a unique microsporidian parasite, Ovipleistophora diplostomuri n. sp. that has a tropism for both the bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus, and its digenean parasite Posthodiplostomum minimum. Though the microsporidium first infects a fish, the subsequent infection causes hypertrophy of the metacercarial wall and degeneration of the P. minimum metacercariae within the fish tissue...
July 12, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668257/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-proteins-in-the-bombyx-mori-fat-body-during-the-microsporidia-nosema-bombycis-infection
#2
ZhiHong Li, GuoQing Pan, ZhenGang Ma, Bing Han, Bin Sun, Qi Ni, Jie Chen, Tian Li, TongBao Liu, MengXian Long, ChunFeng Li, ZeYang Zhou
Nosema bombycis is an obligate intracellular parasite, which can cause pébrine disease. To investigate the effects of N. bombycis infection, 5(th)-instar silkworms were challenged with N. bombycis isolate CQ1, and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis analysis was performed to analyze the differentially expressed proteins in infected and uninfected silkworm fat bodies 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 days post-infection (dpi). 46 differentially expressed proteins were identified at the 5 time points using MALDI-TOF/TOF MS. The changed proteins mainly involved in immune response, energy metabolism, and molecular synthesis...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663691/prevalence-of-the-microsporidian-nosema-ceranae-in-honeybee-apis-mellifera-apiaries-in-central-italy
#3
Roberto Papini, Francesca Mancianti, Roberto Canovai, Francesca Cosci, Guido Rocchigiani, Giovanni Benelli, Angelo Canale
Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis are microsporidia which play an important role in the epidemiology of honeybee microsporidiosis worldwide. Nosemiasis reduces honeybee population size and causes significant losses in honey production. To the best of our knowledge, limited information is available about the prevalence of nosemiasis in Italy. In this research, we determined the occurrence of Nosema infection in Central Italy. Thirty-eight seemingly healthy apiaries (2 to 4 hives each) were randomly selected and screened from April to September 2014 (n = 11) or from May to September 2015 (n = 27)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663099/microsporidia-an-emerging-threat-to-bumblebees
#4
REVIEW
M J F Brown
Microsporidia may cause emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) in bumblebees. Two drivers - commercial bumblebees and managed honey bees - have been identified as possible sources of pathogen spillover. In addition, declines in bumblebee populations may have led to lower genetic diversity and subsequent higher susceptibility to infection, enabling microsporidia to increase in prevalence. There is strong evidence for relatively recent increases in the prevalence of Nosema bombi in North America. However, the lack of definitive data on spillover by microsporidia, in North America or elsewhere, makes it difficult to identify the causes of such increases...
June 26, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659874/the-deep-sea-microbial-community-from-the-amazonian-basin-associated-with-oil-degradation
#5
Mariana E Campeão, Luciana Reis, Luciana Leomil, Louisi de Oliveira, Koko Otsuki, Piero Gardinali, Oliver Pelz, Rogerio Valle, Fabiano L Thompson, Cristiane C Thompson
One consequence of oil production is the possibility of unplanned accidental oil spills; therefore, it is important to evaluate the potential of indigenous microorganisms (both prokaryotes and eukaryotes) from different oceanic basins to degrade oil. The aim of this study was to characterize the microbial response during the biodegradation process of Brazilian crude oil, both with and without the addition of the dispersant Corexit 9500, using deep-sea water samples from the Amazon equatorial margin basins, Foz do Amazonas and Barreirinhas, in the dark and at low temperatures (4°C)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640848/easy-labeling-of-proliferative-phase-and-sporogonic-phase-of-microsporidia-nosema-bombycis-in-host-cells
#6
Jie Chen, Wei Guo, Xiaoqun Dang, Yukang Huang, Fangyan Liu, Xianzhi Meng, Yaoyao An, Mengxian Long, Jialing Bao, Zeyang Zhou, Zhonghuai Xiang, Guoqing Pan
Microsporidia are eukaryotic, unicellular parasites that have been studied for more than 150 years. These organisms are extraordinary in their ability to invade a wide range of hosts including vertebrates and invertebrates, such as human and commercially important animals. A lack of appropriate labeling methods has limited the research of the cell cycle and protein locations in intracellular stages. In this report, an easy fluorescent labeling method has been developed to mark the proliferative and sporogonic phases of microsporidia Nosema bombycis in host cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625841/identification-of-a-new-subtilisin-like-protease-nbslp2-interacting-with-cytoskeletal-protein-septin-in-microsporidia-nosema-bombycis
#7
Fangyan Liu, Qiang Ma, Xiaoqun Dang, Ying Wang, Yue Song, Xianzhi Meng, Jialing Bao, Jie Chen, Guoqing Pan, Zeyang Zhou
Nosema bombycis is the pathogen of pébrine which brings heavy losses to sericulture every year. As a member of serine proteases, subtilisin-like protease (SLP) is related to the pathogenicity in fungi. In this study, we characterized a novel 63.8kDa subtilisin-like protease NbSLP2 with a predicted transmembrane domain from Microsporidia, N. bombycis. RT-PCR showed that the transcript of NbSLP2 was detected from third day post infection. Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) indicated that NbSLP2 mainly scattered around the spore wall of N...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591400/enterocytozoon-bieneusi-detected-by-molecular-methods-in-raw-sewage-and-treated-effluent-from-a-combined-system-in-brazil
#8
Sandra Yamashiro, Vagner Ricardo da Silva Fiuza, Ângela Therezinha Lauand Sampaio Teixeira, Nilson Branco, Carlos Emílio Levy, Isabel Cristina Vidal Siqueira de Castro, Regina Maura Bueno Franco
BACKGROUND: Enterocytozoon bieneusi are the most common microsporidia associated with different clinical manifestations such as diarrhoea, respiratory tract inflammation and acalculous cholecystitis, especially in immunocompromised patients. Infection usually occurs by ingestion of food and water contaminated with spores, but can also result from direct contact with spores through broken skin, eye lesions, and sexual transmission, depending on the microsporidian species. Although there are reports of E...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583130/high-prevalence-of-enterocytozoon-bieneusi-zoonotic-genotype-d-in-captive-golden-snub-nosed-monkey-rhinopithecus-roxellanae-in-zoos-in-china
#9
Fuchang Yu, Yayun Wu, Tongyi Li, Jianke Cao, Jiantang Wang, Suhui Hu, Huili Zhu, Sumei Zhang, Rongjun Wang, Changshen Ning, Longxian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Enterocytozoon bieneusi is the dominant specie of microsporidia which can infect both anthroponotic and zoonotic species. The golden snub-nosed monkey is an endangered primate which can also infect by E. bieneusi. To date, few genetic data on E. bieneusi from golden snub-nosed monkeys has been published. Therefore, to clarify the prevalence and genotypes of E. bieneusi in captive golden snub-nosed monkeys is necessary to assess the potential for zoonotic transmission. RESULT: We examined 160 golden snub-nosed monkeys from six zoos in four cities in China, using PCR and comparative sequence analysis of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS)...
June 5, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567210/potential-disease-transmission-from-wild-geese-and-swans-to-livestock-poultry-and-humans-a-review-of-the-scientific-literature-from-a-one-health-perspective
#10
Johan Elmberg, Charlotte Berg, Henrik Lerner, Jonas Waldenström, Rebecca Hessel
There are more herbivorous waterfowl (swans and geese) close to humans, livestock and poultry than ever before. This creates widespread conflict with agriculture and other human interests, but also debate about the role of swans and geese as potential vectors of disease of relevance for human and animal health. Using a One Health perspective, we provide the first comprehensive review of the scientific literature about the most relevant viral, bacterial, and unicellular pathogens occurring in wild geese and swans...
2017: Infection Ecology & Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552104/microsporidiosis-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Roghayeh Ghoyounchi, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Adel Spotin, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Azim Rezamand, Nayyereh Aminisani, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Reza Berahmat, Tahereh Mikaeili-Galeh
OBJECTIVE: To examine all evidence about Microsporidia infection in vertebrate/invertebrate hosts and Iranian populations distributed in different regions of the country. METHODS: All published articles up to December 2015, including descriptive and cross-sectional studies related to the prevalence and genotyping of Microsporidia infection in Iran, was considered in this systematic review. The meta-analysis was done using the random-effects model and Stats Direct statistical software...
April 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502260/the-first-study-on-opportunistic-intestinal-microsporidiosis-in-ibd-patients-receiving-immunosuppressive-medications-in-iran
#12
Z Hasani, H Asadzadeh Aghdaei, H Balaii, M Azimirad, E S Mirsamadi, H Mirjalali, M R Zali
Microsporida are known as opportunistic unicellular organisms and have recently been reclassified as fungi that have been frequently reported from patients with congenital and acquired immunity failure disorders, worldwide. However, use of immunosuppressive medications in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients significantly decreases overall immunity, and increases their susceptibility to opportunistic infections. Totally, 71 stool samples were collected from IBD patients consisted of 69 ulcerative colitis (UC) patients and two Crohn's disease (CD) patients...
July 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483729/presence-of-parasites-in-environmental-waters-in-samsun-and-its-districts
#13
Ülkü Karaman, Zeynep Kolören, Onuralp Seferoğlu, Emine Ayaz, Elif Demirel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to detect the presence of parasites in environmental waters in Samsun and its districts. METHODS: At the center of Samsun, 13 stations were determined. The research was performed between March 2012 and February 2013, and every month, water samples were collected on the dates stated. The samples were stained with Kinyoun acid-fast, modified trichrome, and trichrome dyes after examining with the direct bond. The preparations were evaluated in terms of parasitologic under a light microscope...
March 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438442/molecular-identification-of-enterocytozoon-bieneusi-and-encephalitozoon-spp-in-immunodeficient-patients-in-ahvaz-southwest-of-iran
#14
Mehdi Tavalla, Masoumeh Mardani-Kateki, Rahman Abdizadeh, Roohangiz Nashibi, Abdollah Rafie, Shahram Khademvatan
Microsporidia are often considered as an opportunistic infection in patients with impaired immune systems such as transplant recipients and patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Due to the increasing prevalence of parasitic infections and immunodeficiency diseases; the aim of the study is to evaluate molecular identification of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon spp. in immunodeficient patients in Ahvaz, southwest of Iran. At first, 310 stool samples were collected from patients with immunodeficiency...
April 21, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427445/parasites-pathogens-and-commensals-in-the-low-impact-non-native-amphipod-host-gammarus-roeselii
#15
Jamie Bojko, Karolina Bącela-Spychalska, Paul D Stebbing, Alison M Dunn, Michał Grabowski, Michał Rachalewski, Grant D Stentiford
BACKGROUND: Whilst vastly understudied, pathogens of non-native species (NNS) are increasingly recognised as important threats to native wildlife. This study builds upon recent recommendations for improved screening for pathogens in NNS by focusing on populations of Gammarus roeselii in Chojna, north-western Poland. At this location, and in other parts of continental Europe, G. roeselii is considered a well-established and relatively 'low-impact' invader, with little understanding about its underlying pathogen profile and even less on potential spill-over of these pathogens to native species...
April 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426751/the-role-of-microsporidian-polar-tube-protein-4-ptp4-in-host-cell-infection
#16
Bing Han, Valérie Polonais, Tatsuki Sugi, Rama Yakubu, Peter M Takvorian, Ann Cali, Keith Maier, Mengxian Long, Matthew Levy, Herbert B Tanowitz, Guoqing Pan, Frédéric Delbac, Zeyang Zhou, Louis M Weiss
Microsporidia have been identified as pathogens that have important effects on our health, food security and economy. A key to the success of these obligate intracellular pathogens is their unique invasion organelle, the polar tube, which delivers the nucleus containing sporoplasm into host cells during invasion. Due to the size of the polar tube, the rapidity of polar tube discharge and sporoplasm passage, and the absence of genetic techniques for the manipulation of microsporidia, study of this organelle has been difficult and there is relatively little known regarding polar tube formation and the function of the proteins making up this structure...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415971/an-evolutionarily-conserved-transcriptional-response-to-viral-infection-in-caenorhabditis-nematodes
#17
Kevin Chen, Carl J Franz, Hongbing Jiang, Yanfang Jiang, David Wang
BACKGROUND: Caenorhabditis elegans is a powerful model organism for probing many biological processes including host-pathogen interactions with bacteria and fungi. The recent identification of nematode viruses that naturally infect C. elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae provides a unique opportunity to define host-virus interactions in these model hosts. RESULTS: We analyzed the transcriptional response of pathogen infected C. elegans and C. briggsae by RNA-seq...
April 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382652/a-new-promising-phylogenetic-marker-to-study-the-diversity-of-fungal-communities-the-glycoside-hydrolase-63-gene
#18
L Pérez-Izquierdo, E Morin, J P Maurice, F Martin, A Rincón, M Buée
In molecular ecology, the development of efficient molecular markers for fungi remains an important research domain. Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region was proposed as universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi, but this marker was criticized for idel-induced alignment problems and its potential lack of phylogenetic resolution. Our main aim was to develop a new phylogenetic gene and a putative functional marker, from single-copy gene, to describe fungal diversity. Thus, we developed a series of primers to amplify a polymorphic region of the Glycoside Hydrolase GH63 gene, encoding exo-acting α-glucosidases, in Basidiomycetes...
April 6, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372996/parathelohania-iranica-sp-nov-microsporidia-amblyosporidae-infecting-malaria-mosquito-anopheles-superpictus-diptera-culicidae-ultrastructure-and-molecular-characterization
#19
Seyed-Mohammad Omrani, Seyedeh-Fatemeh Moosavi, Effat Farrokhi
Microsporidia are common pathogens of insects and sometimes are considered as a candidate in the biological control of mosquitoes. Recently a microsporidium infection was discovered in Anopheles superpictus (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae, in Iran. The responsible agent belonged to the genus Parathelohania (Microsporidia: Amblyosporidae). This study has been carried out to identify its identity at the species level. Fresh infected larvae were collected from the type locality, Kiar district, in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari province, at the central western of Iran...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369437/upregulation-of-a-trypsin-like-serine-protease-gene-in-antheraea-pernyi-lepidoptera-saturniidae-strains-exposed-to-different-pathogens
#20
Ying Sun, Yong Wang, Wei Liu, Jing-Lin Zhou, Jun Zeng, Xiao-Hui Wang, Yi-Ren Jiang, Dong-Hua Li, Li Qin
Antheraea pernyi Guérin-Méneville is used for silk production and as a food resource. Its infection by exogenous pathogens, including microsporidia, fungi, bacteria, and virus, can lead to silkworm diseases, causing major economic losses. A trypsin-like serine protease gene (TLS) was found in A. pernyi transcriptome data resulting from two different infection experiments. The cDNA sequence of ApTLS was 1,020 bp in length and contained an open reading frame of 774 bp encoding a 257-amino acid protein (GenBank KF779933)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
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