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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331577/a-novel-encystation-specific-protein-kinase-regulates-chitin-synthesis-in-entamoeba-invadens
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Sintu Kumar Samanta, Sneha Susan Varghese, Deepak Krishnan, Mithu Baidya, Digant Nayak, Sumanta Mukherjee, Sudip K Ghosh
Phosphorylation is an important post-translational modification of proteins and is involved in the regulation of a variety of cellular events. The proteome of Entamoeba invadens, the reptilian counterpart of Entamoeba histolytica consists of an overwhelming number of putative protein kinases, and some may have a role to play in Entamoeba encystation. In this study, we have identified a novel protein kinase named as EiCSpk (Entamoeba invadenscyst specific protein kinase) which expressed almost exclusively during encystation...
January 10, 2018: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321956/an-amebic-protein-disulfide-isomerase-pdi-complements-the-yeast-pdi1-mutation-but-is-unable-to-support-cell-viability-under-er-or-thermal-stress
#2
Rosa E Mares, Marco A Ramos
In eukaryotic cells, protein disulfide isomerases (PDI) are oxidoreductases that catalyze the proper disulfide bond formation during protein folding. The pathobiology of the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica, the causative agent of human amebiasis, depends on secretion of several virulence factors, such as pore-forming peptides and cysteine proteinases. Although the native conformation of these factors is stabilized by disulfide bonds, there is little information regarding the molecular machinery involved in the oxidative folding of amebic proteins...
January 2018: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318125/prevalence-of-intestinal-parasites-in-food-handlers-of-bandar-abbas-southern-iran
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Mehrgan Heydari-Hengami, Yaghoob Hamedi, Majid Najafi-Asl, Khojasteh Sharifi-Sarasiabi
Background: Food handlers play a significant role in the dissemination and transmission of enteropathogenic microorganisms, including intestinal parasites. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites in food handlers of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 800 stool samples were randomly collected in a period of 6 months from Jun to Nov 2015. The diagnosis was made on direct wet mount, formalin-ether concentration, Ziehl-Neelsen, and Trichrome stained slides...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316900/epidemiology-and-factors-associated-with-amoebic-liver-abscess-in-northern-sri-lanka
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Selvam Kannathasan, Arumugam Murugananthan, Thirunavukarasu Kumanan, Nilanthi Renuka de Silva, Nadarajah Rajeshkannan, Rashidul Haque, Devika Iddawela
BACKGROUND: Clinically diagnosed amoebic liver abscess (ALA) caused by Entamoeba histolytica has been an important public health problem in Jaffna district, northern Sri Lanka for last three decades. In order to draw up a control strategy for elimination of this condition, knowledge of its epidemiology and factors associated with this condition in the local context is vital. METHODS: All clinically diagnosed ALA patients admitted to the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna during the study period were included in the study and the data were collected using an interviewer administered questionnaire...
January 10, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313513/diseases-due-to-intestinale-protozoa-diagnosed-at-le-dantec-university-hospital-in-dakar-senegal-from-2011-to-2015
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K Diongue, M Ndiaye, M C Seck, M A Diallo, Y D Ndiaye, A S Badiane, D Ndiaye
To identify the protozoa responsible for intestinal parasitosis diagnosed at Le Dantec University Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. The retrospective study included 2578 patients for whom stool samples were analyzed from 2011 to 2015. The sex ratio was 1.1. Patients' mean age was 28.5 years, with a range of 11 days to 91 years. Direct examination and the Ritchie technique were performed to search for parasites. In total, 317 patients had intestinal protozoa, for a prevalence of 12.3 %. Infections involved one (91%) or two parasites (9%)...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306723/current-prevalence-of-intestinal-parasitic-infections-and-their-impact-on-hematological-and-nutritional-status-among-karen-hill-tribe-children-in-omkoi-district-chiang-mai-province-thailand
#6
Jintana Yanola, Woottichai Nachaiwieng, Suwit Duangmano, Mujalin Prasannarong, Pradya Somboon, Sakorn Pornprasert
Intestinal parasitic infection represents a substantial problem for children living in rural or limited resources areas and significantly relates to anemia and nutritional status. This study aimed to determine the current prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among school-age children of Karen hill tribe population in Omkoi District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand and assess the impact of intestinal parasitic infection on hematological and nutritional status in those children. A total of 375 Karen hill tribe children, 6-14 years of age, in Omkoi District were randomly selected to participate in this study...
January 5, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305503/elucidating-waterborne-pathogen-presence-and-aiding-source-apportionment-in-an-impaired-stream
#7
Jennifer Weidhaas, Angela Anderson, Rubayat Jamal
Fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) are the basis for water quality regulations and are considered proxies for waterborne pathogens when conducting human health risk assessments. Direct detection of pathogens in water and simultaneous identification of the source of fecal contamination is possible with microarrays, circumventing drawbacks to FIB approaches. A multi-gene target microarray was used to assess the prevalence of waterborne pathogens in a fecally impaired, mixed use watershed. Results indicate that fecal coliforms have improved substantially in the watershed since its listing as a 303(d) impaired stream in 2002 and are now near United States recreational water criteria standards...
January 5, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290328/human-intestinal-microbiota-interaction-between-parasites-and-the-host-immune-response
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REVIEW
Oswaldo Partida-Rodríguez, Angélica Serrano-Vázquez, Miriam E Nieves-Ramírez, Patricia Moran, Liliana Rojas, Tobias Portillo, Enrique González, Eric Hernández, B Brett Finlay, Cecilia Ximenez
The human gut is a highly complex ecosystem with an extensive microbial community, and the influence of the intestinal microbiota reaches the entire host organism. For example, the microbiome regulates fat storage, stimulates or renews epithelial cells, and influences the development and maturation of the brain and the immune system. Intestinal microbes can protect against infection by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Hence, the maintenance of homeostasis between the gut microbiota and the rest of the body is crucial for health, with dysbiosis affecting disease...
December 28, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279094/entamoeba-histolytica-infection-in-wild-lemurs-associated-with-proximity-to-humans
#9
Leo J Ragazzo, Sarah Zohdy, Mamitiana Velonabison, James Herrera, Patricia C Wright, Thomas R Gillespie
Amoebiasis, caused by Entamoeba histolytica, affects 50 million people worldwide, and results in 100,000 deaths annually. It is particularly prevalent in developing nations where poverty and poor sanitation contribute to contamination of food and water. E. histolytica is also a zoonotic protozoan parasite with the potential to infect non-human primates. Lemurs, primates endemic to Madagascar, are the most threatened mammalian group in the world due to habitat loss. As forests disappear, humans and lemurs come into more frequent contact, and the potential for E...
January 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260297/highly-sensitive-and-specific-detection-of-giardia-duodenalis-entamoeba-histolytica-and-cryptosporidium-spp-in-human-stool-samples-by-the-bd-max%C3%A2-enteric-parasite-panel
#10
Marijo Parčina, Ingrid Reiter-Owona, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Valerija Vojvoda, Jean Bosco Gahutu, Achim Hoerauf, Ralf Ignatius
Detection of intestinal protozoan parasites by light microscopy is cumbersome, needs experienced personnel, and may lack sensitivity and/or specificity as compared with molecular-based stool assays. Here, we evaluated the BD MAX™ Enteric Parasite Panel, i.e., a multiplex real-time PCR assay for simultaneous detection of Giardia duodenalis, Entamoeba histolytica, and cryptosporidia (Cryptosporidium parvum and C. hominis), by examining 200 positive human stool samples (138 × G. duodenalis, 27 × E. histolytica, 35 × Cryptosporidium spp...
December 19, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238701/a-novel-heat-shock-element-hse-in-entamoeba-histolytica-that-regulates-the-transcriptional-activation-of-the-ehpgp5-gene-in-the-presence-of-emetine-drug
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Alma Nieto, David G Pérez Ishiwara, Esther Orozco, Virginia Sánchez Monroy, Consuelo Gómez García
Transcriptional regulation of the multidrug resistance EhPgp5 gene in Entamoeba histolytica is induced by emetine stress. EhPgp5 overexpression alters the chloride-dependent currents that cause trophozoite swelling, diminishing induced programmed cell death (PCD) susceptibility. In contrast, antisense inhibition of P-glycoprotein (PGP) expression produces synchronous death of trophozoites and the enhancement of the biochemical and morphological characteristics of PCD induced by G418. Transcriptional gene regulation analysis identified a 59 bp region at position -170 to -111 bp promoter as putative emetine response elements (EREs)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237648/parasitic-stool-testing-in-newly-arrived-refugees-in-calgary-alta
#12
Giselle DeVetten, Meghan Dirksen, Robert Weaver, Tanvir Turin Chowdhury, Michael William Aucoin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and rates of stool testing compliance, as well as associated patient characteristics, among newly arrived refugees at the Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic in Calgary, Alta. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Primary care clinic for refugee patients. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1390 new refugee patients at the clinic from May 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Stool ova and parasite test completion and proportion of positive test results...
December 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236996/entamoeba-species-in-south-africa-correlations-with-the-host-microbiome-parasite-burdens-and-first-description-of-entamoeba-bangladeshi-outside-of-asia
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Renay Ngobeni, Amidou Samie, Shannon Moonah, Koji Watanabe, William A Petri, Carol Gilchrist
Background: Diarrhea is frequent in communities without clean water, which include low-income South African populations in Giyani and Pretoria. In these populations, the amount of diarrhea caused by Entamoeba histolytica, inclusive of all ages, sexes, and human immunodeficiency virus status, is uncertain. Infection with E. histolytica can modulate the host microbiota, and a key species indicative of this is the Prevotella copri pathobiont. Methods: A cross-sectional study of patients attending gastroenterology clinics was conducted to determine the frequency and burden of 4 Entamoeba species and P...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236304/enterovirus-detection-in-patients-with-acute-gastroenteritis-in-switzerland
#14
Rainer Gosert, Ulrich Heininger, Hans H Hirsch
Acute gastroenteritis (GE) has a major impact on morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet comprehensive data regarding infectious agents including enteroviruses are scarce. We hypothesized that enteroviruses constitute a significant cause of acute GE. We analyzed 677 stool samples from 504 patients, which had been submitted for suspected infectious GE. 0.2 ml of stool suspension was extracted using the Abbott m2000 sp robot and analysed by multiplex nucleic acid testing (NAT) using the Luminex xTAG gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) as well as by specific NATs detecting enteroviruses and polioviruses...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234672/vamp8-mucin-exocytosis-attenuates-intestinal-pathogenesis-by-entamoeba-histolytica
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COMMENT
Steve Cornick, France Moreau, Herbert Y Gaisano, Kris Chadee
The intestinal mucosa encounters a barrage of ingested insults within the host yet under homeostasis elegantly facilitates nutrient absorption and sustenance of the commensal microbiota. An essential defence mechanism employed by the host is limiting the spatial niche various microbes may occupy as executed by the fluid mucus layer. Pathogens that violate their restricted niche within the intestinal mucosa are first expelled by robust mucus secretion from goblet cells thus by-passing the need for an immune response...
November 27, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217943/intestinal-parasitosis-and-their-associated-factors-among-people-living-with-hiv-at-university-of-gondar-hospital-northwest-ethiopia
#16
Tegegne Eshetu, Getinet Sibhatu, Mohammed Megiso, Abrham Abere, Habtamu Wondifraw Baynes, Belete Biadgo, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke
Background: Most HIV clients die of AIDS related intestinal parasitic infections rather than due to the HIV infection itself. Therefore, this study was aimed at determining the prevalence of intestinal parasite and their associated factors among HIV/AIDS clients at the University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. Methods: Institution based cross sectional study was conducted using systematic random sampling technique from March to May 2016. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212561/crosstalk-between-entamoeba-histolytica-and-the-human-intestinal-tract-during-amoebiasis
#17
Elisabeth Labruyère, Roman Thibeaux, Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin, Nancy Guillén
The protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica is the microbial agent of amoebiasis - an infection that is endemic worldwide and is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. As the disease develops, virulent E. histolytica deplete the mucus layer, interact with the intestinal epithelium, and then degrade the colonic mucosa and disrupt the extracellular matrix (ECM). Our research demonstrated that virulent parasites with an invasive phenotype display rapid, highly specific changes in their transcriptome (notably for essential factors involved in carbohydrate metabolism and the processing of glycosylated residues)...
December 7, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196305/multiple-simultaneous-infections-in-a-patient-with-well-controlled-hiv-when-occam-s-razor-fails
#18
Miranda Sherley, Sarah Jane Martin
Multiple concurrent infectious processes have previously been reported in the context of advanced HIV with significant immunosuppression. Here we report a case of multiple infections in a 56-year-old man with well-controlled HIV diagnosed 5 years earlier. Soon after returning to Australia following 12 years living in Thailand, he became unwell with fevers, night sweats, arthralgia and myalgia. There were no localising symptoms and examination was unremarkable. Investigations revealed positive syphilis (Treponema pallidum) serology with an RPR of 16, a positive urine culture (Klebsiella pneumoniae), a pulmonary nodule, a liver abscess and colitis (Entamoeba histolytica)...
December 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185982/adrenergic-regulation-during-acute-hepatic-infection-with-entamoeba-histolytica-in-the-hamster-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-nrf2-and-nf-kappab
#19
Liseth Rubi Aldaba-Muruato, Martín Humberto Muñoz-Ortega, José Roberto Macías-Pérez, Julieta Pulido-Ortega, Sandra Luz Martínez-Hernández, Javier Ventura-Juárez
Oxidative stress and transcriptional pathways of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) are critically involved in the etiopathology of amebic liver abscess (ALA). In this work, we studied the relationship between the adrenergic nervous system and ALA in the hamster. ALA was visible at 12 h of infection. While 6-hydroxidopamine (6-OHDA) decreased infection, propranolol (β-adrenergic blocker) treatment was associated with less extensive liver damage, and phentolamine treatment (α-adrenergic blocker) significantly reduced ALA compared to 6-OHDA and propranolol...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185612/intestinal-parasites-in-cancer-patients-in-the-south-of-brazil
#20
S Jeske, T F Bianchi, M Q Moura, B Baccega, N B Pinto, M E A Berne, M M Villela
Intestinal parasitic infections in immunocompromised patients can lead to serious complications when not diagnosed and treated early. This study aimed to investigate the frequency of intestinal parasites in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in the South of Brazil. Three fecal samples collected from each patient (73 individuals) were processed by Ritchie and Faust techniques and submitted to specific staining methods for intestinal protozoa. A 61.6% parasite and/or commensal positivity was found. Helminths identified were Ascaris lumbricoides (33...
November 27, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
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