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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627855/multiplex-pcr-gastro-intestinal-panels-for-the-management-of-traveller-s-diarrhea-are-they-accurate-and-useful
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Laurence Rochat, Antony Croxatto, Serge De Vallière, Valérie D'Acremont, Blaise Genton
Until recently, the search for enteropathogens causing travellers' diarrhea was based on stool culture (Campylobacter spp., Salmonella spp. and Shigella spp.), direct microscopy with (Cryptosporidium spp.) or without specific staining (Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica) or specific antigen detection (Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica). Molecular analyses are progressively replacing traditional diagnostic methods but their clinical usefulness remains to be better defined. This article attempts to describe the advantages and disadvantages of these new molecular methods and to illustrate situations where they could be useful using clinical cases frequently encountered in the practice of travel medicine...
May 3, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626584/enteric-multiplex-pcr-panels-a-new-diagnostic-tool-for-amoebic-liver-abscess
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T Weitzel, J Cabrera, R Rosas, L M Noriega, G Schiappacasse, V Vollrath, L Porte
Invasive amoebiasis is a life-threatening infection requiring immediate detection and treatment. However, diagnosis is challenging because conventional methods such as light microscopy and serology are unreliable. Molecular techniques are therefore considered the new diagnostic reference standard, but most of the developed assays are research tools and not widely available. Recently commercial multiplex PCR panels have been introduced which permit the simultaneous detection of multiple enteric pathogens including Entamoeba histolytica in stool samples...
July 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621111/antiamoebic-activity-of-petiveria-alliacea-leaves-and-their-main-component-isoarborinol
#3
Lizeth Zavala Ocampo, Eva Aguirre HernÁndez, Nury Pérez HernÁndez, Gildardo Rivera SÁnchez, Laurence A Marchat, Esther Ramírez Moreno
Petiveria alliacea L. (Phytolacaceae) is a medicinal plant with a broad range of traditional therapeutic properties, including the treatment of dysentery and intestinal infections caused by protozoan parasites. However its effects against Entamoeba histolytica have not been reported yet. We here investigated the antiamoebic activity present in the leaves of P. alliacea L. Antiamoebic activity was evaluated in methanolic and aqueous extract, as well as in the hexanic, methanolic and EtOAc fractions. P. alliacea L...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613117/heavy-subunit-of-cell-surface-gal-galnac-lectin-hgl-undergoes-degradation-via-endo-lysosomal-compartments-in-entamoeba-histolytica
#4
Kuldeep Verma, Sunando Datta
The human gut parasite Entamoeba histolytica uses a multifunctional virulence factor, Hgl, a cell surface transmembrane receptor subunit of Gal/GalNAc lectin that contributes to adhesion, invasion, cytotoxicity and immune response in the host. At present, the physiological importance of Hgl receptor is mostly known for pathogenicity of E. histolytica. However, the molecular mechanisms of Hgl trafficking events and their association with the intracellular membrane transport machinery are largely unknown. We employed biochemical and microscopy-based assays to understand the Hgl trafficking in the amoebic trophozoites...
June 14, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611864/entamoeba-histolytica-infection-in-female-sex-workers-a-matched-case-control-study-in-durango-mexico
#5
Cosme Alvarado-Esquivel, Luis Francisco Sanchez-Anguiano, Jesus Hernandez-Tinoco, Sergio Estrada-Martinez, Alma Rosa Perez-Alamos, Agar Ramos-Nevarez, Sandra Margarita Cerrillo-Soto, Carlos Alberto Guido-Arreola
BACKGROUND: Infection with Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica) can be potentially transmitted by sexual contact. The seroepidemiology of E. histolytica in female sex workers has not been studied. The aim of the study was to determine whether E. histolytica is associated with the occupation of female sex work. In addition, the correlates of E. histolytica seroprevalence in female sex workers were also investigated. METHODS: We performed an age- and gender-matched case-control study of 187 female sex workers and 374 women without sex work...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602163/investigation-of-a-food-borne-outbreak-of-gastroenteritis-in-a-school-canteen-revealed-a-variant-of-sapovirus-genogroup-v-not-detected-by-standard-pcr-sollentuna-sweden-2016
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Maria-Pia Hergens, Joanna Nederby Öhd, Erik Alm, Helena H Askling, Sofia Helgesson, Mona Insulander, Nina Lagerqvist, Bo Svenungsson, Malin Tihane, Thomas Tolfvenstam, Per Follin
A food-borne outbreak of gastroenteritis with more than 650 suspected cases occurred in April 2016 in Sollentuna, Sweden. It originated in a school kitchen serving a total of 2,700 meals daily. Initial microbiological testing (for Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba histolytica, adeno-, astro-, noro-, rota- and sapovirus) of stool samples from 15 symptomatic cases was negative, despite a clinical presentation suggestive of calicivirus. Analyses of the findings from both the Sollentuna municipality environmental team and a web-based questionnaire suggested that the source of the outbreak was the salad buffet served on 20 April, although no specific food item could be identified...
June 1, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595066/synthesis-antiprotozoal-activity-and-chemoinformatic-analysis-of-2-methylthio-1h-benzimidazole-5-carboxamide-derivatives-identification-of-new-selective-giardicidal-and-trichomonicidal-compounds
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Paulina Flores-Carrillo, José Miguel Velázquez-López, Rodrigo Aguayo-Ortiz, Alicia Hernández-Campos, Pedro Josué Trejo-Soto, Lilián Yépez-Mulia, Rafael Castillo
A series of twelve new 2-(methylthio)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxamide derivatives (1-12) were synthesized and their antiparasitic activity was tested in vitro against Giardia intestinalis, Trichomonas vaginalis and Entamoeba histolytica. Experimental evaluations showed IC50 values within the nanomolar range for all tested compounds, some showing higher activity than metronidazole and albendazole. A chemoinformatic study was used to compare the structure-activity relationship of the synthesized carboxamides with those of 91 previously studied benzimidazoles, and with some Nitazoxanide-N-methylbenzimidazole hybrids recently synthetized by our group...
May 29, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589096/identification-of-s-nitrosylated-sno-proteins-in-entamoeba-histolytica-adapted-to-nitrosative-stress-insights-into-the-role-of-sno-actin-and-in-vitro-virulence
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Meirav Trebicz-Geffen, Preeti Shahi, Shruti Nagaraja, Shai Vanunu, Shiran Manor, Amit Avrahami, Serge Ankri
We have recently reported that Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites can adapt to toxic levels of the nitric oxide (NO) donor, S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO). Even if the consequences of this adaptation on the modulation of gene expression in NO-adapted trophozoites (NAT) have been previously explored, insight on S-nitrosylated (SNO) proteins in NAT is missing. Our study aims to fill this knowledge gap by performing a screening of SNO proteins in NAT. Employing SNO resin-assisted capture (RAC), we identified 242 putative SNO proteins with key functions in calcium binding, enzyme modulation, redox homeostasis, and actin cytoskeleton...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588624/distribution-of-parasites-detected-in-stool-samples-of-patients-in-le-dantec-university-hospital-of-dakar-senegal-from-2011-to-2015
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Khadim Diongue, Mouhamadou Ndiaye, Mame Cheikh Seck, Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Yaye Dié Ndiaye, Aïda Sadikh Badiane, Daouda Ndiaye
To identify the parasites responsible for intestinal parasitic infections diagnosed at Le Dantec University Hospital of Dakar, distribution of parasites detected in stool samples of patients was studied. From 2011 to 2015, 2578 patients were included in the study. A direct examination and Ritchie technique were performed as parasite search techniques. In total, 408 samples were positive showing 440 intestinal parasites; this corresponds to prevalence of 15.8%. Parasites were detected in monoparasitism (85.7%) and multiparasitism (14...
2017: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562805/high-prevalence-of-enteroparasites-in-children-from-ribeir%C3%A3-o-preto-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Renata Elizabete Pagotti da Fonseca, Michelle Christiane Rodrigues Barbosa, Beatriz Rossetti Ferreira
Objective: To determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites and possible associated factors. Method: Cross-sectional epidemiological study of 962 children (3-12-years) from an area within the scope of a basic health unit in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil. Data were collected by home interviews and three-sample stool analysis and evaluated with the chi-square and Fisher's exact tests (p<0.05). Results: The prevalence of intestinal parasites was significantly high (57...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542260/hookworm-infection-is-associated-with-decreased-cd4-t-cell-counts-in-hiv-infected-adult-ugandans
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Bozena M Morawski, Miya Yunus, Emmanuel Kerukadho, Grace Turyasingura, Logose Barbra, Andrew Mijumbi Ojok, Andrew R DiNardo, Stefanie Sowinski, David R Boulware, Rojelio Mejia
Most studies evaluating epidemiologic relationships between helminths and HIV have been conducted in the pre-ART era, and evidence of the impact of helminth infections on HIV disease progression remains conflicting. Less is known about helminth infection and clinical outcomes in HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). We sampled HIV-infected adults for eight gastrointestinal parasites and correlated parasitic infection with demographic predictors, and clinical and immunologic outcomes. Contrasting with previous studies, we measured parasitic infection with a quantitative, highly sensitive and specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542223/measuring-changes-in-transmission-of-neglected-tropical-diseases-malaria-and-enteric-pathogens-from-quantitative-antibody-levels
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Benjamin F Arnold, Mark J van der Laan, Alan E Hubbard, Cathy Steel, Joseph Kubofcik, Katy L Hamlin, Delynn M Moss, Thomas B Nutman, Jeffrey W Priest, Patrick J Lammie
BACKGROUND: Serological antibody levels are a sensitive marker of pathogen exposure, and advances in multiplex assays have created enormous potential for large-scale, integrated infectious disease surveillance. Most methods to analyze antibody measurements reduce quantitative antibody levels to seropositive and seronegative groups, but this can be difficult for many pathogens and may provide lower resolution information than quantitative levels. Analysis methods have predominantly maintained a single disease focus, yet integrated surveillance platforms would benefit from methodologies that work across diverse pathogens included in multiplex assays...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539736/antiprotozoal-activities-of-tiliroside-and-other-compounds-from-sphaeralcea-angustifolia-cav-g-don
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Fernando Calzada, Jose Correa Basurto, Elizabeth Barbosa, Claudia Velázquez, Normand García Hernández, R M Ordoñez Razo, David Mendez Luna, Lilian Yepez Mulia
BACKGROUND: Sphaeralcea angustifolia (Malvaceae) is extensively used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea and dysentery. OBJECTIVE: The current study was to validate the traditional use of S. angustifolia for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery on biological grounds using in vitro antiprotozoal activity and computational experiments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ethanol extract, subsequent fractions, flavonoids, phenolic acids, and a sterol were evaluated on Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia trophozoites...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539715/antiprotozoal-antibacterial-and-antidiarrheal-properties-from-the-flowers-of-chiranthodendron-pentadactylon-and-isolated-flavonoids
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Fernando Calzada, Teresa Juárez, Normand García-Hernández, Miguel Valdes, Oscar Ávila, Lilian Yepez Mulia, Claudia Velázquez
BACKGROUND: Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Larreat. (Sterculiaceae) is a Mexican plant used in traditional medicine for the treatment of heart disease symptoms and infectious diarrhea. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in vitro antiprotozoal and antibacterial activities and in vivo antidiarrheal activity from the flowers of C. pentadactylon using the extract, fractions, and major isolated flavonoids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanol extract of C...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535750/prevalence-of-intestinal-parasitic-infections-and-associated-risk-factors-among-students-at-dona-berber-primary-school-bahir-dar-ethiopia
#15
Tamirat Hailegebriel
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitic infections are still one of the major health concerns in developing countries. Monitoring of intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors are essential for intervention strategies. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors among students at Dona Berber primary school, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. METHODS: School based cross-sectional study was conducted among students at Dona Berber primary school from October 2015 to June 2016...
May 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506795/parallel-elisas-using-crude-soluble-antigen-and-excretory-secretory-antigen-for-improved-serodiagnosis-of-amoebic-liver-abscess
#16
Weng-Kin Wong, Phiaw-Chong Foo, Alfonso Olivos-Garcia, Rahmah Noordin, Zeehaida Mohamed, Nurulhasanah Othman, Ling-Ling Few, Boon-Huat Lim
Crude soluble antigen (CSA) produced from Entamoeba histolytica trophozoite is conventionally used for serodiagnosis of invasive amoebiasis. However, high background seropositivities by CSA-assay in endemic areas complicate the interpretation of positive result in clinical settings. Instead, incorporating a second assay which indicates active or recent infection into the routine amoebic serology could possibly complement the limitations of CSA-assay. Hence, the present study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacies of indirect ELISAs using CSA and excretory-secretory antigen (ESA) for serodiagnosis of amoebic liver abscess (ALA)...
May 12, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506307/intestinal-parasitic-infections-and-its-association-with-undernutrition-and-cd4-t-cell-levels-among-hiv-aids-patients-on-haart-in-butajira-ethiopia
#17
Dereje Gedle, Gemechu Kumera, Tewodros Eshete, Kasahun Ketema, Haweni Adugna, Fetuma Feyera
BACKGROUND: Intestinal parasitic infections and HIV/AIDS have been the major public health problems and remain a vital cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Both problems are linked in a vicious cycle. The magnitude of intestinal parasites was prevalent among people living with HIV/AIDS even in the HAART era. However, the pertinent risk factors associated with intestinal parasites among HIV/AIDS patients were not well investigated in Ethiopia particularly at Butajira town...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505197/structure-of-ca2-binding-protein-6-from-entamoeba-histolytica-and-its-involvement-in-trophozoite-proliferation-regulation
#18
Deepshikha Verma, Aruna Murmu, Samudrala Gourinath, Alok Bhattacharya, Kandala V R Chary
Cell cycle of Entamoeba histolytica, the etiological agent of amoebiasis, follows a novel pathway, which includes nuclear division without the nuclear membrane disassembly. We report a nuclear localized Ca2+-binding protein from E. histolytica (abbreviated hereafter as EhCaBP6), which is associated with microtubules. We determined the 3D solution NMR structure of EhCaBP6, and identified one unusual, one canonical and two non-canonical cryptic EF-hand motifs. The cryptic EF-II and EF-IV pair with the Ca2+-binding EF-I and EF-III, respectively, to form a two-domain structure similar to Calmodulin and Centrin proteins...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504306/crystal-structure-of-the-entamoeba-histolytica-rna-lariat-debranching-enzyme-ehdbr1-reveals-a-catalytic-zn-2-mn-2-heterobinucleation
#19
Elizabeth Ransey, Eduardo Paredes, Sourav K Dey, Subha R Das, Annie Heroux, Mark R Macbeth
The RNA lariat debranching enzyme Dbr1 is a metallophosphoesterase that cleaves 2'-5' phosphodiester bonds within intronic lariats. Previous reports have indicated that Dbr1 enzymatic activity is supported by diverse metal ions including Ni(2+) , Mn(2+) , Mg(2+) , Fe(2+) and Zn(2+) . While in initial structures of the Entamoeba histolytica Dbr1 only one of the two catalytic metal-binding sites were observed to be occupied (with a Mn(2+) ion), recent structures determined a Zn(2+) /Fe(2+) heterobinucleation...
May 15, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497014/the-e-histolytica-genome-structure-and-virulence
#20
Carol A Gilchrist
The outcome of an Entamoeba histolytica infection is variable and the contribution of genetic diversity within E. histolytica to human disease is not fully understood. The information provided by the whole genome sequence of the E. histolytica reference laboratory strain (HM-1:IMSS) and thirteen additional laboratory strains have been made publically available. In this review theories on the source of the unexpected level of structural diversity found in E. histolytica will be discussed.
December 2016: Current Tropical Medicine Reports
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