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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929912/in%C3%A2-vivo-induction-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-a-guinea-pig-model
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Georgina Filio-Rodríguez, Iris Estrada-García, Patricia Arce-Paredes, María M Moreno-Altamirano, Sergio Islas-Trujillo, M Dolores Ponce-Regalado, Oscar Rojas-Espinosa
In 2004, a novel mechanism of cellular death, called 'NETosis', was described in neutrophils. This mechanism, different from necrosis and apoptosis, is characterized by the release of chromatin webs admixed with microbicidal granular proteins and peptides (NETs). NETs trap and kill a variety of microorganisms. Diverse microorganisms, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, are NET inducers in vitro. The aim of this study was to examine whether M. tuberculosis can also induce NETs in vivo and if the NETs are bactericidal to the microorganism...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927812/bi-pssm-position-specific-scoring-matrix-based-intelligent-computational-model-for-identification-of-mycobacterial-membrane-proteins
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Muslim Khan, Maqsood Hayat, Sher Afzal Khan, Saeed Ahmad, Nadeem Iqbal
Mycobacterium is a pathogenic bacterium, which is a causative agent of tuberculosis (TB) and leprosy. These diseases are very crucial and become the cause of death of millions of people every year in the world. So, the characterize structure of membrane proteins of the protozoan play a vital role in the field of drug discovery because, without any knowledge about this Mycobacterium's membrane protein and their types, the scientists are unable to treat this pathogenic protozoan. So, an accurate and competitive computational model is needed to characterize this uncharacterized structure of mycobacterium...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914198/pemtb-a-database-of-mhc-antigenic-peptide-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Qamar Zia, Asim Azhar, Shadab Ahmad, Mohammad Afsar, Ziaul Hasan, Mohammad Owais, Mahfooz Alam, Shabab Akbar, Magdah Ganash, Ghulam Md Ashraf, Swaleha Zubair, Gjumrakch Aliev
BACKGROUND: For design of a subunit vaccine for tuberculosis, identification of antigenic T-cell epitope is of utmost importance. Several MHC prediction server are available that can accurately predict antigenic peptide of variable lengths. However, peptides predicted from one server not necessarily are predicted form another server, thus creating a confusing situation for scientists to choose a best epitope. METHOD: Keeping the above problem in mind, we developed a comprehensive database of peptides of Mycobacterial proteins...
September 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910369/heightened-circulating-levels-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-tuberculosis-diabetes-co-morbidity-and-reversal-upon-treatment
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Nathella Pavan Kumar, Kadar Moideen, Vijay Viswanathan, Shanmugam Sivakumar, Pradeep A Menon, Hardy Kornfeld, Subash Babu
BACKGROUND: The association of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) with tuberculosis-diabetes comorbidity (PTB-DM) is not well understood. METHODS: To study the association of AMPs with PTB-DM, we examined the systemic levels of cathelicidin (LL37), human beta defensin- 2 (HBD2), human neutrophil peptides 1-3, (HNP1-3) and granulysin in individuals with either PTB-DM, PTB, latent TB (LTB) or no TB infection (NTB). RESULTS: Circulating levels of cathelicidin and HBD2 were significantly higher and granulysin levels were significantly lower in PTB-DM compared to PTB, LTB or NTB, while the levels of HNP1-3 were significantly higher in PTB-DM compared to LTB or NTB individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900018/distinct-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-peptidoglycan-synthesis-between-mycobacterium%C3%A2-smegmatis-and-mycobacterium%C3%A2-tuberculosis
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Helene Botella, Guangli Yang, Ouathek Ouerfelli, Sabine Ehrt, Carl F Nathan, Julien Vaubourgeix
Peptidoglycan (PG), a polymer cross-linked by d-amino acid-containing peptides, is an essential component of the bacterial cell wall. We found that a fluorescent d-alanine analog (FDAA) incorporates chiefly at one of the two poles in Mycobacterium smegmatis but that polar dominance varies as a function of the cell cycle in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: immediately after cytokinesis, FDAAs are incorporated chiefly at one of the two poles, but just before cytokinesis, FDAAs are incorporated comparably at both. These observations suggest that mycobacterial PG-synthesizing enzymes are localized in functional compartments at the poles and septum and that the capacity for PG synthesis matures at the new pole in M...
September 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877927/protective-vaccine-efficacy-of-the-complete-form-of-ppe39-protein-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-beijing-k-strain-in-mice
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Ahreum Kim, Yun-Gyoung Hur, Sunwha Gu, Sang-Nae Cho
The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective efficacy of MTBK_24820, a complete form of PPE39 protein derived from a predominant Beijing/K strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in South Korea. Mice were immunized with MTKB_24820, M. bovis Bacilli Calmette-Guérin, or adjuvant prior to a high-dosed Beijing/K strain aerosol infection. After 4 and 9 weeks, bacterial loads were determined and histopathologic and immunologic features in the lungs and spleens of the M. tb-infected mice were analyzed. Putative immunogenic T-cell epitopes were examined using synthetic overlapping peptides...
September 6, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875176/lactoferricin-peptides-increase-macrophages-capacity-to-kill-mycobacterium-avium
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Tânia Silva, Ana C Moreira, Kamran Nazmi, Tânia Moniz, Nuno Vale, Maria Rangel, Paula Gomes, Jan G M Bolscher, Pedro N Rodrigues, Margarida Bastos, Maria Salomé Gomes
Mycobacterial infections cause a significant burden of disease and death worldwide. Their treatment is long, toxic, costly, and increasingly prone to failure due to bacterial resistance to currently available antibiotics. New therapeutic options are thus clearly needed. Antimicrobial peptides represent an important source of new antimicrobial molecules, both for their direct activity and for their immunomodulatory potential. We have previously reported that a short version of the bovine antimicrobial peptide lactoferricin with amino acids 17 to 30 (LFcin17-30), along with its variants obtained by specific amino acid substitutions, killed Mycobacterium avium in broth culture...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868128/design-of-peptides-interfering-with-iron-dependent-regulator-ider-and-evaluation-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-growth-inhibition
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Himen Salimizand, Saeid Amel Jamehdar, Leila Babaei Nik, Hamid Sadeghian
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculosis (TB), a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), stayed a global health thread with high mortality rate. Since TB has a long-term treatment, it leads high risk of drug resistant development, and there is an urgent to find new drugs. The aim of this study was designing new inhibitors for a new drug target, iron dependent regulator, IdeR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on the interaction most populated amino acids of IdeR to the related gene operators, 50 short peptides were modeled...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867962/vaccine-research-and-development-tuberculosis-as-a-global-health-threat
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Mohammed Maikudi Usman, Salmah Ismail, Teow Chong Teoh
One of the aims of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is to reduce the number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) infection by the year 2015. However, 9 million new cases were reported in 2013, with an estimated 480,000 new cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) globally. Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the most available and currently used candidate vaccine against tuberculosis; it prevents childhood TB, but its effectiveness against pulmonary TB in adults and adolescents is disputed...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863187/innate-activation-of-human-primary-epithelial-cells-broadens-the-host-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-the-airways
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Ann-Kathrin Reuschl, Michael R Edwards, Robert Parker, David W Connell, Long Hoang, Alice Halliday, Hannah Jarvis, Nazneen Siddiqui, Corrina Wright, Samuel Bremang, Sandra M Newton, Peter Beverley, Robin J Shattock, Onn Min Kon, Ajit Lalvani
Early events in the human airways determining whether exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) results in acquisition of infection are poorly understood. Epithelial cells are the dominant cell type in the lungs, but little is known about their role in tuberculosis. We hypothesised that human primary airway epithelial cells are part of the first line of defense against Mtb-infection and contribute to the protective host response in the human respiratory tract. We modelled these early airway-interactions with human primary bronchial epithelial cells (PBECs) and alveolar macrophages...
September 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861087/alanine-mutagenesis-in-the-complementarity-determining-region-3-of-the-mtb-and-hiv-1-peptide-bispecific-t-cell-receptor-beta-chain-affects-ligand-recognition
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Chao-Ying Zhou, Rui-Ning Wang, Qian Wen, Wen-Ting He, Shi-Meng Zhang, Xia-Lin Du, Jia-Hui Yang, Li Ma
Mycobacterium tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus (MTB/HIV) coinfection presents a special challenge to the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Adoptive transfer of high-affinity T cell receptor (TCR) gene-modified T cells against MTB and HIV antigens is a promising approach to treating MTB/HIV coinfected patients whose cellular immunity is obviously disordered. We have previously successfully identified that a bispecific TCR screened out from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of a HLA-A*0201(+) healthy individual using the complementarity determining region 3 (CDR3) spectratype analysis recognizes both MTB Ag85B199-207 and HIV-1 Env120-128 peptide...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856417/activity-of-human-beta-defensin-1-and-its-motif-against-active-and-dormant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Richa Sharma, Uma Nahar Saikia, Sadhna Sharma, Indu Verma
The ineffectiveness of anti-tuberculous therapy against dormant and drug-resistant mycobacteria demands scrutiny of alternative candidates like antimicrobial peptides having different mechanisms of action. The present study was designed to explore the activity of human beta defensin-1 (HBD-1) and its in silico identified short motif Pep-B against active and dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) H37Rv. Activity of HBD-1 and Pep-B was determined against actively growing M. tb in vitro, inside monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) and dormant bacilli in in vitro potassium deficiency and human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) granuloma models using colony-forming unit enumeration...
August 30, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856068/sero-diagnosis-of-active-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-disease-among-hiv-co-infected-persons-using-thymidylate-kinase-based-antigen-and-antibody-capture-enzyme-immuno-assays
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Misaki Wayengera, Ivan Mwebaza, Johnson Welishe, Cynthia Nakimuli, David P Kateete, Eddie Wampande, Samuel Kirimunda, Lois Bayigga, Carol Musubika, Peace Babirye, Benon Asiimwe, Moses L Joloba
BACKGROUND: Clinical and laboratory diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis (ATB) and latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) infections (LTBI) among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) presents formidable challenges. In the past, WHO issued an advisory against the use of existing TB sero-diagnostics. Emerging evidence, however, points to a precision of TB sero-diagnostics based on secretory rather than structural M. tuberculosis antigens. We hypothesized that secretory levels of M...
June 2017: Mycobacterial Diseases: Tuberculosis & Leprosy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840843/interferon-gamma-release-assay-in-response-to-pe35-ppe68-proteins-a-promising-diagnostic-method-for-diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis
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Shima Mahmoudi, Babak Pourakbari, Setareh Mamishi
Tuberculosis control relies on the identification and preventive treatment of people who are latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). PE/PPE proteins have been reported to elicit CD4 and/or CD8 responses either in the form of whole recombinant proteins or as individual peptides. Very few of the PE and PPE proteins have been previously tested for responses in patients with TB and healthy donors. This is the first study to evaluate the Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) after stimulation with PE35 and PPE68...
March 1, 2017: European Cytokine Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832027/protein-kinase-c-delta-pkc%C3%AE-a-marker-of-inflammation-and-tuberculosis-disease-progression-in-humans-is-important-for-optimal-macrophage-killing-effector-functions-and-survival-in-mice
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S P Parihar, M Ozturk, M J Marakalala, D T Loots, R Hurdayal, D Beukes, M Van Reenen, D E Zak, S K Mbandi, F Darboe, A Penn-Nicholson, W A Hanekom, M Leitges, T J Scriba, R Guler, F Brombacher
We previously demonstrated that protein kinase C-δ (PKCδ) is critical for immunity against Listeria monocytogenes, Leishmania major, and Candida albicans infection in mice. However, the functional relevance of PKCδ during Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection is unknown. PKCδ was significantly upregulated in whole blood of patients with active tuberculosis (TB) disease. Lung proteomics further revealed that PKCδ was highly abundant in the necrotic and cavitory regions of TB granulomas in multidrug-resistant human participants...
August 23, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820984/identification-of-m-tuberculosis-antigens-in-the-sera-of-tuberculosis-patients-using-biomimetic-affinity-chromatography-in-conjunction-with-esi-cid-ms-ms
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Guorong Ma, Jinting Pan, Jincheng Han, Lina Gao, Shulin Zhang, Rongxiu Li
The profiling of abnormally-expressed proteins in host cells using mass spectrometry (MS) analysis is a classical approach for screening disease-associated biomarkers in clinical diagnosis. However, few pathogen-specific antigens can currently be detected in serum using this proteomic approach, since these are very low-abundant proteins that are easily masked by host high-abundant proteins. Identification of pathogen-specific antigens in the sera of tuberculosis patients is crucial for the clinical diagnosis of this infectious disease, especially in immune-compromised patients...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820946/proteogenomic-investigation-of-strain-variation-in-clinical-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates
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Tiaan Heunis, Anzaan Dippenaar, Robin M Warren, Paul D van Helden, Ruben G van der Merwe, Nicolaas C Gey van Pittius, Arnab Pain, Samantha L Sampson, David L Tabb
Mycobacterium tuberculosis consists of a large number of different strains that display unique virulence characteristics. Whole-genome sequencing has revealed substantial genetic diversity among clinical M. tuberculosis isolates, and elucidating the phenotypic variation encoded by this genetic diversity will be of utmost importance to fully understand M. tuberculosis biology and pathogenicity. In this study we integrated whole-genome sequencing and mass spectrometry (GeLC-MS/MS) to reveal strain-specific characteristics in the proteomes of two clinical M...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802403/analytical-evaluation-of-quantiferon-plus-and-quantiferon-gold-in-tube-assays-in-subjects-with-or-without-tuberculosis
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E Petruccioli, V Vanini, T Chiacchio, G Cuzzi, D M Cirillo, F Palmieri, G Ippolito, D Goletti
The QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) represents the new QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-tube (QFT-GIT) to identify latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The main differences is the addition of a new tube containing shorter peptides stimulating CD8 T-cells. Aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of QFT-Plus compared with QFT-GIT in a cross sectional study of individuals with or without tuberculosis (TB). We enrolled 179 participants: 19 healthy donors, 58 LTBI, 33 cured TB and 69 active TB. QFT-Plus and QFT-GIT were performed...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802397/lysx-gene-is-differentially-expressed-among-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-with-different-levels-of-virulence
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Alejandra Montoya-Rosales, Roberta Provvedi, Flor Torres-Juarez, Jose A Enciso-Moreno, Rogelio Hernandez-Pando, Riccardo Manganelli, Bruno Rivas-Santiago
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are mainly produced by epithelial cells and macrophages to eliminate infecting mycobacteria through direct antimicrobial activity and immunomodulation. Indeed, it has been described that this line of defense is essential to control infection. However, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) has developed mechanisms to avoid AMPs activity, for instance lysX adds lysine residues to surface phospholipids changing their net charge, leading to the repelling of the AMPs. In the present study, we determined that lysX gene is differentially expressed among Mtb strains...
September 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776528/humoral-immune-responses-in-mice-immunized-with-region-of-difference-dna-vaccine-constructs-of-pumvc6-and-pumvc7
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Shumaila N M Hanif, A S Mustafa
BACKGROUND: We aimed to study the antigen-specific antibody responses in mice immunized with recombinant DNA vaccines constructs of pUMVC6 and pUMVC7, containing RD1 and RD9 genes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. METHODS: We immunized mice with the parent and recombinant plasmids and sera were collected and tested for antibodies against pure recombinant proteins of RD1 (PE35, PPE68, EsxA, EsxB) and RD9 (EsxV), peptide mixtures of each protein and their individual peptides using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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