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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419339/effect-of-chlorine-treatment-on-inhibition-of-e-coli-serogroup-o2-incorporation-into-7-day-old-biofilm-on-polyvinylchloride-surface
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P Maharjan, S Dey, G Huff, W Zhang, G K Phillips, S Watkins
Poultry waterlines are constructed using polyvinylchloride (PVC) material on which bacterial biofilm can easily form. Biofilm can harbor pathogens including avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) strains. An in vitro evaluation was performed to determine if E. coli sero group O2 (avian pathogenic) could attach on a PVC surface that had pre-formed biofilm and if this phenomenon could be affected when water was treated with chlorine. Initially, biofilm growth was induced in PVC test coupons (15.16 cm2) for a 7-day period mimicking the waterline scenario in the first wk of poultry brooding; and then this biofilm was challenged with E...
April 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407484/autoreactive-t-cells-and-chronic-fungal-infection-drive-esophageal-carcinogenesis
#2
Feng Zhu, Jami Willette-Brown, Na-Young Song, Dakshayani Lomada, Yongmei Song, Liyan Xue, Zane Gray, Zitong Zhao, Sean R Davis, Zhonghe Sun, Peilin Zhang, Xiaolin Wu, Qimin Zhan, Ellen R Richie, Yinling Hu
Humans with autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED), a T cell-driven autoimmune disease caused by impaired central tolerance, are susceptible to chronic fungal infection and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, the relationship between autoreactive T cells and chronic fungal infection in ESCC development remains unclear. We find that kinase-dead Ikkα knockin mice develop APECED-like phenotypes, including impaired central tolerance, autoreactive T cells, chronic fungal infection, and ESCCs expressing specific human ESCC markers...
April 12, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398866/genome-wide-survey-of-genes-under-positive-selection-in-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-strains
#3
Thaís Cabrera Galvão Rojas, Francisco Pereira Lobo, Jorge Augusto Hongo, Renato Vicentini, Renu Verma, Renato Pariz Maluta, Wanderley Dias da Silveira
The ability to obtain bacterial genomes from the same host has allowed for comparative studies that help in the understanding of the molecular evolution of specific pathotypes. Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) is a group of extraintestinal strains responsible for causing colibacillosis in birds. APEC is also suggested to possess a role as a zoonotic agent. Despite its importance, APEC pathogenesis still has several cryptic pathogenic processes that need to be better understood. In this work, a genome-wide survey of eight APEC strains for genes with evidence of recombination revealed that ∼14% of the homologous groups evaluated present signs of recombination...
February 17, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378963/division-of-methods-for-counting-helminths-eggs-and-the-problem-of-efficiency-of-these-methods
#4
Katarzyna Jaromin-Gleń, Teresa Kłapeć, Grzegorz Łagód, Jacek Karamon, Jacek Malicki, Agata Skowrońska, Andrzej Bieganowski
From the sanitary and epidemiological aspects, information concerning the developmental forms of intestinal parasites, especially the eggs of helminths present in our environment in: water, soil, sandpits, sewage sludge, crops watered with wastewater are very important. The methods described in the relevant literature may be classified in various ways, primarily according to the methodology of the preparation of samples from environmental matrices prepared for analysis, and the sole methods of counting and chambers/instruments used for this purpose...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376430/characteristics-and-emission-reduction-measures-evaluation-of-pm2-5-during-the-two-major-events-apec-and-parade
#5
Gang Wang, Shuiyuan Cheng, Wei Wei, Xiaowen Yang, Xiaoqi Wang, Jia Jia, Jianlei Lang, Zhe Lv
The measurement of PM2.5 was conducted from 20th October to 25th November 2014, and 15th August to 15th September 2015 at Beijing, Shijiazhuang, and Tangshan, China, covering two important events of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and Grand Military Parade (Parade). A series of stringent emission-reduction measures were implemented in Beijing and neighbouring regions to ensure good air quality in Beijing. PM2.5 concentrations and major components (water-soluble ions and carbonaceous aerosol) were analyzed and compared between the two events...
April 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315387/functional-role-of-ompf-and-ompc-porins-in-pathogenesis-of-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Hassan M A Hejair, Yinchu Zhu, Jiale Ma, Yue Zhang, Zihao Pan, Wei Zhang, Huochun Yao
Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli is an important pathogen causes systemic infections in avian species and large economic losses in poultry industry worldwide. The functional role of porins during the infection and their mechanisms of interaction with host tissues for adhesion to and invasion are poorly understood. However, whether porins play a role in infection remains unclear. In this study we evaluated the potential of ompF and ompC outer membrane porins in the pathogenesis of avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) strain TW-XM...
March 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284555/reduction-in-population-exposure-to-pm2-5-and-cancer-risk-due-to-pm2-5-bound-pahs-exposure-in-beijing-china-during-the-apec-meeting
#7
Yangyang Xie, Bin Zhao, Yuejing Zhao, Qinzi Luo, Shuxiao Wang, Bin Zhao, Shunhua Bai
Radical measures for controlling ambient air pollution sources were employed by the Chinese government during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in 2014, providing a unique case to evaluate the health effect benefits from such measures. To examine the cancer risk reduction from the source control measures during the APEC meeting, we estimated the reduction in population exposure to PM2.5 and PAHs and the reduction in PAHs-associated cancer risk if the control measures were sustained over time...
March 8, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283322/asia-pacific-consensus-guidelines-for-endoscopic-management-of-benign-biliary-strictures
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Bing Hu, Bo Sun, Qiang Cai, James Yun Wong Lau, Shuren Ma, Takao Itoi, Jong Ho Moon, Ichiro Yasuda, Xiaofeng Zhang, Hsiu-Po Wang, Shomei Ryozawa, Rungsun Rerknimitr, Wen Li, Hiromu Kutsumi, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Hideyuki Shiomi, Ming Ji, Xun Li, Dongmei Qian, Zhuo Yang, Xiao Zheng
Benign biliary strictures (BBSs) are commonly caused by surgical injury, chronic pancreatitis, and inflammatory cholangiopathies. Although advanced imaging tests and tissue acquisition methods have been developed for evaluation of indeterminate biliary strictures, differentiation of BBSs from biliary malignancies remains a challenge to clinicians. The majority of BBSs have good response to nonsurgical treatment and surgical intervention mainly serves as a rescue when nonsurgical approaches fail. Endoscopic management is a safe, effective, and less-invasive treatment for BBSs compared with other approaches...
March 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280491/comparative-analysis-of-phylogenetic-assignment-of-human-and-avian-expec-and-fecal-commensal-escherichia-coli-using-the-previous-and-revised-clermont-phylogenetic-typing-methods-and-its-impact-on-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-apec-classification
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Catherine M Logue, Yvonne Wannemuehler, Bryon A Nicholson, Curt Doetkott, Nicolle L Barbieri, Lisa K Nolan
The Clermont scheme has been used for subtyping of Escherichia coli since it was initially described in early 2000. Since then, researchers have used the scheme to type and sub-type commensal E. coli and pathogenic E. coli, such as extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC), and compare their phylogenetic assignment by pathogenicity, serogroup, distribution among ExPEC of different host species and complement of virulence and resistance traits. Here, we compare assignments of human and avian ExPEC and commensal E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270101/deciphering-alternative-splicing-and-nonsense-mediated-decay-modulate-expression-in-primary-lymphoid-tissues-of-birds-infected-with-avian-pathogenic-e-coli-apec
#10
Hongyan Sun
BACKGROUND: Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) can lead to a loss in millions of dollars in poultry annually because of mortality and produce contamination. Studies have verified that many immune-related genes undergo changes in alternative splicing (AS), along with nonsense mediated decay (NMD), to regulate the immune system under different conditions. Therefore, the splicing profiles of primary lymphoid tissues with systemic APEC infection need to be comprehensively examined. RESULTS: Gene expression in RNAseq data were obtained for three different immune tissues (bone marrow, thymus, and bursa) from three phenotype birds (non-challenged, resistant, and susceptible birds) at two time points...
March 7, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266315/physiology-and-pathogenicity-of-cpdb-deleted-mutant-of-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli
#11
Huifang Liu, Liping Chen, Wei Si, Chunlai Wang, Fangna Zhu, Guangxing Li, Siguo Liu
Avian colibacillosis is one of the most common infectious diseases caused partially or entirely by avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) in birds. In addition to spontaneous infection, APEC can also cause secondary infections that result in greater severity of illness and greater losses to the poultry industry. In order to assess the role of 2', 3'-cyclic phosphodiesterase (cpdB) in APEC on disease physiology and pathogenicity, an avian pathogenic Escherichia coli-34 (APEC-34) cpdB mutant was obtained using the Red system...
April 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264015/mcr-1-identified-in-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-apec
#12
Nicolle Lima Barbieri, Daniel W Nielsen, Yvonne Wannemuehler, Tia Cavender, Ashraf Hussein, Shi-Gan Yan, Lisa K Nolan, Catherine M Logue
Antimicrobial resistance associated with colistin has emerged as a significant concern worldwide threatening the use of one of the most important antimicrobials for treating human disease. Here, we examined a collection (n = 980) of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) isolated from poultry with colibacillosis from the US and internationally for the presence of mcr-1 and mcr-2, genes known to encode colistin resistance. Included in the analysis was an additional set of avian fecal E. coli (AFEC) (n = 220) isolates from healthy birds for comparative analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242760/dna-breaks-and-chromatin-structural-changes-enhance-the-transcription-of-autoimmune-regulator-target-genes
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Mithu Guha, Mario Saare, Julia Maslovskaja, Kai Kisand, Ingrid Liiv, Uku Haljasorg, Tonis Tasa, Andres Metspalu, Lili Milani, Part Peterson
The Autoimmune Regulator (AIRE) protein is the key factor in thymic negative selection of autoreactive T-cells by promoting the ectopic expression of tissue-specific genes in thymic medullary epithelium. Mutations in AIRE cause a monogenic autoimmune disease called autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED). AIRE has been shown to promote DNA breaks via its interaction with topoisomerase 2 (TOP2). In this study, we investigated topoisomerase-induced DNA breaks and chromatin structural alterations in conjunction with AIRE-dependent gene expression...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222032/unexplained-cyanosis-caused-by-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-in-a-girl-with-apeced-syndrome
#14
Fatih Celmeli, Abdullah Kocabas, Ishak A Isik, Mesut Parlak, Kai Kisand, Serdar Ceylaner, Doga Turkkahraman
Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy, candidiasis and ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) is a rare but devastating primary immunodeficiency disease caused by loss-of-function mutations in autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene on chromosome 21q22.3. The clinical spectrum of the disease is characterized by a wide heterogeneity because of autoimmune reactions toward different endocrine and non-endocrine organs. Here, we report a 17-year-old Turkish girl diagnosed with APECED at 9 years in whom a novel homozygote mutation in AIRE gene p...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199899/role-of-outer-membrane-protein-t-in-pathogenicity-of-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli
#15
Hassan M A Hejair, Jiale Ma, Yingchu Zhu, Min Sun, Wenyang Dong, Yue Zhang, Zihao Pan, Wei Zhang, Huochun Yao
An outer membrane protein T (OmpT) could play a vital role in the pathogenesis of the neonatal meningitis Escherichia coli (NMEC) in human and animals. However, whether ompT plays a role in avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) infection remains unclear. In this study we evaluated the potential of ompT in APEC pathogenesis. An ompT gene was deleted from APEC mutant strain (TW-XM) was constructed and characterized. The inactivation of ompT reduced significantly the adherence and invasion capabilities of APEC to mouse brain microvascular endothelial cell (BMEC) bEnd...
January 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188605/-cancer-and-mycoses-and-literature-review
#16
M Develoux
Various infectious agents are classical risk factors for cancer including bacteria, viruses and parasites. There is less evidence concerning the implication of fungal infection in carcinogenesis. The role of chronic Candida infection in the development of squamous cell carcinoma has been suspected for years. Candida sp are more prevalent in potentially malignant disorder and cancer of the oral mucosa. Other epidemiological evidence of a link between Candida infection and cancer is what is observed in patients with Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Candidiasis Ectodermal Dystrophy (APECED)...
February 11, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139325/characterization-of-black-carbon-in-an-urban-rural-fringe-area-of-beijing
#17
Dongsheng Ji, Liang Li, Bo Pang, Peng Xue, Lili Wang, Yunfei Wu, Hongliang Zhang, Yuesi Wang
Measuring black carbon (BC) is critical to understand the impact of combustion aerosols on air quality and climate change. In this study, BC was measured in 2014 at a unique community formed with rapid economic development and urbanization in an urban-rural fringe area of Beijing. Hourly BC concentrations were 0.1-33.5 μg/m(3) with the annual average of 4.4 ± 3.7 μg/m(3). BC concentrations had clear diurnal, weekly, and seasonal variations, and were closely related with atmospheric visibility. The absorption coefficient of aerosols increased while its contribution to extinction coefficient decreased with the enhancement of PM2...
April 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122587/diseases-associated-with-calcium-sensing-receptor
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REVIEW
C Vahe, K Benomar, S Espiard, L Coppin, A Jannin, M F Odou, M C Vantyghem
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) plays a pivotal role in systemic calcium metabolism by regulating parathyroid hormone secretion and urinary calcium excretion. The diseases caused by an abnormality of the CaSR are genetically determined or are more rarely acquired. The genetic diseases consist of hyper- or hypocalcemia disorders. Hypercalcaemia disorders are related to inactivating mutations of the CASR gene either heterozygous (autosomal dominant familial benign hypercalcaemia, still named hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia syndrome type 1) or homozygous (severe neonatal hyperparathyroidism)...
January 25, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093116/captive-and-free-living-urban-pigeons-columba-livia-from-brazil-as-carriers-of-multidrug-resistant-pathogenic-escherichia-coli
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Clarissa A Borges, Renato P Maluta, Lívia G Beraldo, Marita V Cardozo, Elisabete A L Guastalli, Subhashinie Kariyawasam, Chitrita DebRoy, Fernando A Ávila
Thirty Escherichia coli isolates from captive and free-living pigeons in Brazil were characterised. Virulence-associated genes identified in pigeons included those which occur relatively frequently in avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) from commercial poultry worldwide. Eleven of 30 E. coli isolates from pigeons, belonging mainly to B1 and B2 phylogenetic groups, had high or intermediate pathogenicity for 1-day-old chicks. The frequency of multi-drug resistant (MDR) E. coli in captive pigeons was relatively high and included one isolate positive for the extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) gene blaCTX-M-8...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090315/chronic-mucocutaneous-candidiasis-disease-associated-with-inborn-errors-of-il-17-immunity
#20
REVIEW
Satoshi Okada, Anne Puel, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Masao Kobayashi
Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) is characterized by recurrent or persistent infections affecting the nails, skin and oral and genital mucosae caused by Candida spp., mainly Candida albicans. CMC is an infectious phenotype in patients with inherited or acquired T-cell deficiency. Patients with autosomal-dominant (AD) hyper IgE syndrome (HIES), AD signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) gain-of-function, autosomal-recessive (AR) deficiencies in interleukin (IL)-12 receptor β1 (IL-12Rβ1), IL-12p40, caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (CARD9) or retinoic acid-related orphan receptor γT (RORγT) or AR autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) develop CMC as a major infectious phenotype that is categorized as Syndromic CMC...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
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