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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905282/distribution-of-parasites-detected-in-stool-samples-of-patients-admitted-to-our-parasitology-laboratory-during-a-three-year-period-between-2012-and-2014
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Mehmet Burak Selek, Bayhan Bektöre, Ergenekon Karagöz, Orhan Baylan, Mustafa Özyurt
OBJECTIVE: Parasitic diseases are among the major public health issues worldwide. A number of tests are available for diagnosis, but the sentivity and specifity of these tests are assumed to be insufficient. Nevertheless, the most common diagnostic method is microscopic examination. In this study, we aimed to introduce the distribution of parasites detected in stool samples of patients admitted to our laboratory on the basis of parameters such as, age, and gender during a 3-year period between 2012 and 2014...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902886/lateral-gene-transfer-of-p-cresol-and-indole-producing-enzymes-from-environmental-bacteria-to-mastigamoeba-balamuthi
#2
Eva Nývltová, Robert Šuťák, Vojtěch Žárský, Karel Harant, Ivan Hrdý, Jan Tachezy
p-Cresol and indole are volatile biologically active products of the bacterial degradation of tyrosine and tryptophan, respectively. They are typically produced by bacteria in animal intestines, soil and various sediments. Here, we demonstrate that the free-living eukaryote Mastigamoeba balamuthi and its pathogenic relative Entamoeba histolytica produce significant amounts of indole via tryptophanase activity. Unexpectedly, M. balamuthi also produces p-cresol in concentrations that are bacteriostatic to non-p-cresol-producing bacteria...
November 30, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895543/proteome-analysis-of-excretory-secretory-proteins-of-entamoeba-histolytica-hm1-imss-via-lc-esi-ms-ms-and-lc-maldi-tof-tof
#3
Jorim Anak Ujang, Soon Hong Kwan, Mohd Nazri Ismail, Boon Huat Lim, Rahmah Noordin, Nurulhasanah Othman
BACKGROUND: Excretory-secretory (ES) proteins of E. histolytica are thought to play important roles in the host invasion, metabolism, and defence. Elucidation of the types and functions of E. histolytica ES proteins can further our understanding of the disease pathogenesis. Thus, the aim of this study is to use proteomics approach to better understand the complex ES proteins of the protozoa. METHODS: E. histolytica ES proteins were prepared by culturing the trophozoites in protein-free medium...
2016: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894878/functionally-conserved-rna-binding-and-protein-protein-interaction-properties-of-line-orf1p-in-an-ancient-clade-of-non-ltr-retrotransposons-of-entamoeba-histolytica
#4
Amit Kumar Gaurav, Jitender Kumar, Mridula Agrahari, Alok Bhattacharya, Vijay Pal Yadav, Sudha Bhattacharya
Retrotransposons are mobile genetic elements found in most organisms. Their origin and evolution is not very well understood. Retrotransposons that lack long terminal repeats (non-LTR) have been classified based on their reverse transcriptase (RT) and endonuclease sequences into groups, of which R2 is the most ancient. Its members contain a single open reading frame (ORF) while there are two ORFs in the other groups, of which ORF2 contains the RT and endonuclease sequences. It is thought that ORF1 was added later to the single-ORF-containing elements, and codes for a protein with nucleic acid binding activity...
November 25, 2016: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890948/study-of-infections-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome-patients-in-shadan-hospital-telangana-india
#5
Sukumar Gajjala Reddy, Syed Yousuf Ali, Azheel Khalidi
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemicity is a major concern today as it causes greater loss of productivity than any other disease. HIV infection leads to profound immune deficiency and patients become highly susceptible to opportunistic infections (OIs). HIV epidemic in India is heterogeneous in nature, both in terms of routes of transmission as well as geographical spread. AIMS: (1) Determine prevalence of OIs among HIV-seropositive patients and their relation to CD4 count and to focus on the routes of transmission...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884121/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-intestinal-protozoan-infections-a-population-based-study-in-rural-areas-of-boyer-ahmad-district-southwestern-iran
#6
Bahador Sarkari, Ghasem Hosseini, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian, Mohammad Fararouei, Abdolali Moshfe
BACKGROUND: Parasitic infections are still a significant health problem in rural areas in developing countries including Iran. There is no recent population-based data about the prevalence of human intestinal parasites in most rural areas of Iran. The current study aimed to determine the prevalence of intestinal protozoan infection in inhabitants of rural areas of Boyer-Ahmad district, Southwestern Iran. METHODS: A total of 1025 stool samples were collected from the inhabitant of 50 randomly selected villages in Boyer-Ahmad Township...
November 25, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876112/antioxidant-defense-of-nrf2-vs-pro-inflammatory-system-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-during-the-amoebic-liver-infection-in-hamster
#7
Liseth R Aldaba-Muruato, Martin H Muñoz-Ortega, María Del R Campos-Esparza, José R Macías-Pérez, Nayeli A Márquez-Muñoz, Ana G Villalobos-Santos, Javier Ventura-Juárez
Entamoeba histolytica is the causative agent of amoebic liver abscess (ALA), which course with an uncontrolled inflammation and nitro-oxidative stresses, although it is well known that amoeba has an effective defence mechanisms against this toxic environment, the underlying molecular factors responsible for progression of tissue damage remain largely unknown. The purpose of the present study was to determine during the acute stage of ALA in hamsters, the involvement of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), which are activated in response to oxidative stress...
November 23, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871871/paleoparasitological-analysis-of-the-extinct-myotragus-balearicus-bate-1909-artiodactyla-caprinae-from-mallorca-balearic-islands-western-mediterranean
#8
Victor Hugo Borba Nunes, Josep Antoni Alcover, Valmir Laurentino Silva, Paula Borba Cruz, José Roberto Machado-Silva, Adauto José Gonçalves de Araújo
Myotragus balearicus (Artiodactyla, Caprinae) is an extinct caprine endemic of the Eastern Balearic Islands or Gymnesics (i.e., Mallorca, Menorca and surrounding islets, Western Mediterranean Sea). In spite of its small size, c. 50cm height at the shoulder, it was the largest mammal inhabiting these islands until the human arrival, and it had peculiar short legs and frontal vision. It disappeared between 2830 and 2210calBCE. The coprolites here studied were recovered from Cova Estreta, in Pollença, Mallorca...
November 18, 2016: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861635/multiplex-real-time-pcr-assay-targeting-eight-parasites-customized-to-the-korean-population-potential-use-for-detection-in-diarrheal-stool-samples-from-gastroenteritis-patients
#9
Eun Jeong Won, Soo Hyun Kim, Seung Jung Kee, Jong Hee Shin, Soon Pal Suh, Jong Yil Chai, Dong Wook Ryang, Myung Geun Shin
Intestinal parasitic diseases occur worldwide and can cause diarrhea or gastroenteritis; however, their diagnosis is quite difficult, especially in low-endemism countries. We developed a multiplex real-time PCR assay for detection of eight intestinal parasites and prospectively evaluated it for patients with gastroenteritis. The assay targeted Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis, Clonorchis sinensis, Metagonimus yokogawai, and Gymnophalloides seoi...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853522/recent-advances-in-entamoeba-biology-rna-interference-drug-discovery-and-gut-microbiome
#10
REVIEW
Pedro Morgado, Dipak Manna, Upinder Singh
In recent years, substantial progress has been made in understanding the molecular and cell biology of the human parasite Entamoeba histolytica, an important pathogen with significant global impact. This review outlines some recent advances in the Entamoeba field in the last five years, focusing on areas that have not recently been discussed in detail: (i) molecular mechanisms regulating parasite gene expression, (ii) new efforts at drug discovery using high-throughput drug screens, and (iii) the effect of gut microbiota on amoebiasis...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847411/zoonotic-intestinal-protozoan-of-the-wild-boars-sus-scrofa-in-persian-gulf-s-coastal-area-bushehr-province-southwestern-iran
#11
Kambiz Yaghoobi, Bahador Sarkari, Majid Mansouri, Mohammad Hossein Motazedian
AIM: Wild boars, Sus scrofa, are potential reservoirs of many zoonotic diseases, and there are a possibility of transmission of the zoonotic diseases from these animals to humans and also domestic animals. This study aimed to evaluate the protozoan contamination of wild boars in the Persian Gulf's coastal area (Bushehr Province), southwestern Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 crossbred boars were collected during a course of vertebrate pest control in Bushehr province, in 2013...
October 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847377/underestimated-amoebic-appendicitis-among-hiv-1-infected-individuals-in-japan
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Taiichiro Kobayashi, Koji Watanabe, Hideaki Yano, Yukinori Murata, Toru Igari, Kumiko Nakada-Tsukui, Kenji Yagita, Tomoyoshi Nozaki, Mitsuo Kaku, Kunihisa Tsukada, Hiroyuki Gatanaga, Yoshimi Kikuchi, Shinichi Oka
Entamoeba histolytica is not a common causative agent of acute appendicitis. However, amoebic appendicitis could sometimes be severe and life-threatening, mainly due to lack of awareness. Also, its frequency, clinical features and pathogenesis remain unclear. The study subjects were HIV-1-infected individuals who presented with acute appendicitis and later underwent appendectomy at our hospital between 1996 and 2014. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded preserved appendix specimens were re-examined by Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining and PCR to identify undiagnosed amoebic appendicitis...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821451/phase-i-clinical-trial-results-of-auranofin-a-novel-antiparasitic-agent
#13
Edmund V Capparelli, Robin Bricker-Ford, M John Rogers, James H McKerrow, Sharon L Reed
Under an NIH priority to identify new drugs to treat Class B parasitic agents, we performed high throughput screens, which identified Auranofin's (Ridaura™) activity against Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia intestinalis, major causes of water- and food-borne outbreaks. Auranofin, an oral, gold-containing compound FDA approved in 1985 for rheumatoid arthritis, was effective in vitro and in vivo against E histolytica and both metronidazole-sensitive and resistant strains of Giardia We now report the results of an NIH sponsored Phase I trial to characterize the PK and safety of auranofin in healthy volunteers using modern techniques to measure gold levels...
November 7, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808157/n-acetyl-ornithine-deacetylase-is-a-moonlighting-protein-and-is-involved-in-the-adaptation-of-entamoeba-histolytica-to-nitrosative-stress
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Preeti Shahi, Meirav Trebicz-Geffen, Shruti Nagaraja, Rivka Hertz, Sharon Alterzon-Baumel, Karen Methling, Michael Lalk, Mohit Mazumder, Gourinath Samudrala, Serge Ankri
Adaptation of the Entamoeba histolytica parasite to toxic levels of nitric oxide (NO) that are produced by phagocytes may be essential for the establishment of chronic amebiasis and the parasite's survival in its host. In order to obtain insight into the mechanism of E. histolytica's adaptation to NO, E. histolytica trophozoites were progressively adapted to increasing concentrations of the NO donor drug, S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) up to a concentration of 110 μM. The transcriptome of NO adapted trophozoites (NAT) was investigated by RNA sequencing (RNA-seq)...
November 3, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806046/migrant-workers-in-malaysia-current-implications-of-sociodemographic-and-environmental-characteristics-in-the-transmission-of-intestinal-parasitic-infections
#15
Norhidayu Sahimin, Yvonne A L Lim, Farnaza Ariffin, Jerzy M Behnke, John W Lewis, Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain
A cross-sectional study of intestinal parasitic infections amongst migrant workers in Malaysia was conducted. A total of 388 workers were recruited from five sectors including manufacturing, construction, plantation, domestic and food services. The majority were recruited from Indonesia (n = 167, 43.3%), followed by Nepal (n = 81, 20.9%), Bangladesh (n = 70, 18%), India (n = 47, 12.1%) and Myanmar (n = 23, 5.9.2%). A total of four nematode species (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Enterobius vermicularis and hookworms), one cestode (Hymenolepis nana) and three protozoan species (Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Giardia sp...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801380/identification-of-entamoeba-histolytica-and-e-dispar-infection-in-macei%C3%A3-alagoas-state-northeast-brazil
#16
Rafael V Santos, Gilberto Fontes, Iasmin A C Duarte, José A Santos-Júnior, Eliana M M Rocha
INTRODUCTION: A cross-sectional study was carried out to assess the prevalence of E. histolytica and E. dispar by examining stool samples obtained from 1,003 students of public schools in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. METHODOLOGY: All stool samples were processed using the spontaneous sedimentation technique and examined microscopically for the presence of Entamoeba species. In order to distinguish infections caused by E. histolytica, fecal samples presenting cysts of Entamoeba were subjected to specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795876/a-study-of-parasitic-and-bacterial-pathogens-associated-with-diarrhea-in-hiv-positive-patients
#17
Siddharth Shah, Vaishali Kongre, Varun Kumar, Renu Bharadwaj
INTRODUCTION: Diarrhea is a common complication of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), occurring in almost 90% of AIDS patients in developing countries like India. The present study was aimed to determine the prevalence and microbiological profile of pathogens associated with diarrhea in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive patients and their relation to CD4 counts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five successive HIV-positive patients, 27 with diarrhea (study group) and 18 without diarrhea (control group), were included in the three-month study...
September 27, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787199/first-report-of-mixed-entamoeba-polecki-st-1-and-e-suis-infection-in-piglets-shedding-abnormalfeces-by-histopathological-and-molecular-surveys
#18
Makoto Matsubayashi, Yuri Sasagawa, Tsunehiko Aita, Masaharu Tokoro, Makoto Haritani, Tomoyuki Shibahara
Of the three species of Entamoeba found in swine, namely E. histolytica, E. polecki and E. suis, E. histolytica can also infect humans, producing colitis or abscesses of liver and leading to death. However, the pathogenicity of other species of Entamoeba has not been fully characterized. Here, we conducted histopathology and molecular surveys on a pig farm where piglets had blackish feces or muddy diarrhea. Histopathological examination of two piglets showed necrosis of the mucous surface at the ileum, cecum, or colon, infiltration of neutrophils, and formation of ulcers...
December 1, 2016: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778108/seroprevalence-of-five-parasitic-pathogens-in-pregnant-women-in-ten-caribbean-countries
#19
Fengguang Guo, Martin S Forde, Stephen R Werre, Rosina C Krecek, Guan Zhu
To date, published epidemiological studies of parasitic infections in humans in the Caribbean region are very limited. Here, we report the seroprevalence of five parasitic pathogens, including Ascaris lumbricoides, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Schistosoma mansoni, and Toxocara canis in 435 serum samples collected between 2008 and 2011 from pregnant women in ten Caribbean islands. We tested the serum samples for IgG antibodies against the five parasites by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
October 24, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773717/cardioprotective-effects-of-monocyte-locomotion-inhibitory-factor-on-myocardial-ischemic-injury-by-targeting-vimentin
#20
Shu Jiang, Yulan Liu, Jing Wang, Yue Zhang, Yaocheng Rui, Yuefan Zhang, Tiejun Li
Monocyte locomotion inhibitory factor (MLIF), a heat-stable pentapeptide produced by Entamoeba histolytica, has anti-inflammatory function and protective effect on ischemic stroke. In this study, we evaluated the effect of MLIF on myocardial ischemia. The myocardial ischemia reperfusion (I/R) model was established by ligation of the left anterior descending branch (LAD) using 8-0 silk suture for 30min followed by 3h reperfusion in mice. After sacrifice, the serum concentrations of cardiac troponin I (cTnI), creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) as well as the heart infarct size were measured...
October 20, 2016: Life Sciences
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