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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642796/riverbed-sediments-as-reservoirs-of-multiple-vibrio-cholerae-virulence-associated-genes-a-potential-trigger-for-cholera-outbreaks-in-developing-countries
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Akebe Luther King Abia, Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa, Maggy Ndombo Benteke Momba
Africa remains the most cholera stricken continent in the world as many people lacking access to safe drinking water rely mostly on polluted rivers as their main water sources. However, studies in these countries investigating the presence of Vibrio cholerae in aquatic environments have paid little attention to bed sediments. Also, information on the presence of virulence-associated genes (VAGs) in environmental ctx-negative V. cholerae strains in this region is lacking. Thus, we investigated the presence of V...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642371/electrostatic-interactions-between-the-ctx-phage-minor-coat-protein-and-the-bacterial-host-receptor-tola-drives-the-pathogenic-conversion-of-vibrio-cholerae
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Laetitia Houot, Romain Navarro, Matthieu Nouailler, Denis Duché, Françoise Guerlesquin, Roland Lloubes
Vibrio cholerae is a natural inhabitant of aquatic environments and converts to a pathogen upon infection by a filamentous phage, CTXφ, that transmits the cholera toxin encoding genes. This toxigenic conversion of V. cholerae has evident implication in both genome plasticity and epidemic risk, but the early stages of the infection have not been thoroughly studied. CTXφ transit across the bacterial periplasm requires binding between the minor coat protein named pIII and a bacterial inner-membrane receptor, TolA, which is part of the conserved Tol-Pal molecular motor...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642158/genetic-diversity-of-environmental-vibrio-cholerae-o1-strains-isolated-in-northern-vietnam
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Taichiro Takemura, Kazunori Murase, Fumito Maruyama, Tran Thi Luong, Atsushi Ota, Ichiro Nakagawa, Nguyen Dong Tu, Ngo Tu Cuong, Nguyen Thi Hang, Asako Tokizawa, Masatomo Morita, Makoto Ohnishi, Nguyen Binh Minh, Tetsu Yamashiro
Cholera epidemics have been recorded periodically in Vietnam during the seventh cholera pandemic. Since cholera is a water-borne disease, systematic monitoring of environmental waters for Vibrio cholerae presence is important for predicting and preventing cholera epidemics. We conducted monitoring, isolation, and genetic characterization of V. cholerae strains in Nam Dinh province of Northern Vietnam from Jul 2013 to Feb 2015. In this study, four V. cholerae O1 strains were detected and isolated from 110 analyzed water samples (3...
June 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640592/identification-of-a-small-molecule-activator-for-aphb-a-lysr-type-virulence-transcriptional-regulator-in-vibrio-cholerae
#4
Britney Privett, Maria Pellegrini, Gabriela Kovacikova, Ronald Taylor, Karen Skorupski, Dale F Mierke, F Jon Kull
AphB is a LysR-type transcriptional regulator (LTTR) that cooperates with a second transcriptional activator, AphA, at the tcpPH promoter to initiate expression of the virulence cascade in Vibrio cholerae. Since it is not yet known whether AphB responds to a natural ligand in V. cholerae that influences its ability to activate transcription, we used a computational approach to identify small molecules that influence its activity. In silico docking was used to identify potential ligands for AphB, and saturation transfer difference NMR was subsequently employed to access the validity of promising targets...
June 22, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632876/cholera-vaccine-safe-during-pregnancy
#5
M J Friedrich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631437/control-of-virulence-gene-transcription-by-indirect-readout-in-vibrio-cholerae-and-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
#6
Charles J Dorman, Matthew J Dorman
Indirect readout mechanisms of transcription control rely on the recognition of DNA shape by transcription factors (TFs). TFs may also employ a direct readout mechanism that involves the reading of the base sequence in the DNA major groove at the binding site. TFs with winged helix-turn-helix (wHTH) motifs use an alpha helix to read the base sequence in the major groove while inserting a beta sheet 'wing' into the adjacent minor groove. Such wHTH proteins are important regulators of virulence gene transcription in many pathogens; they also control housekeeping genes...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630562/unstoppable-how-advocates-persevered-in-the-fight-for-justice-for-haitian-cholera-victims
#7
Adam Houston
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626158/ducks-as-a-potential-reservoir-for-pasteurella-multocida-infection-detected-using-a-new-romph-based-elisa
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Rongchang Liu, Cuiteng Chen, Longfei Cheng, Ronghui Lu, Guanghua Fu, Shaohua Shi, Hongmei Chen, Chunhe Wan, Jiansheng Lin, Qiuling Fu, Yu Huang
Pasteurella multocida is an important pathogen of numerous domestic poultry and wild animals and is associated with a variety of diseases including fowl cholera. The aim of this study was to develop an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based on recombinant outer-membrane protein H (rOmpH) for detection of anti-P. multocida antibodies in serum to determine their prevalence in Chinese ducks. The P. multocida ompH gene was cloned into pET32a, and rOmpH was expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625997/quantifying-vibrio-cholerae-enterotoxicity-in-a-zebrafish-infection-model
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Kristie C Mitchell, Paul Breen, Sarah Britton, Melody N Neely, Jeffrey H Withey
Vibrio cholerae is the etiological agent of cholera, an acute intestinal infection in humans characterized by voluminous watery diarrhea. Cholera is spread through ingestion of contaminated food or water, primarily in developing countries that lack the proper infrastructure for proper water and sewage treatment. Vibrio cholerae is an aquatic bacterium that inhabits coastal and estuarine areas, and is known to have several environmental reservoirs, including fish. Our laboratory has recently described the use of the zebrafish as a new animal model for the study of V...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625543/characterization-of-vibrio-cholerae-o1-strains-that-trace-the-origin-of-haitian-like-genetic-traits
#10
Priyanka Ghosh, Dhirendra Kumar, Goutam Chowdhury, Puneeta Singh, Prosenjit Samanta, Shanta Dutta, T Ramamurthy, N C Sharma, Preety Sinha, Yogendra Prasad, Sumio Shinoda, Asish K Mukhopadhyay
Vibrio cholerae O1 is the etiological agent of the severe diarrheal disease cholera. The bacterium has recently been causing outbreaks in Haiti with catastrophic effects. Numerous mutations have been reported in V. cholerae O1 strains associated with the Haitian outbreak. These mutations encompass among other the genes encoding virulence factors such as the pilin subunit of the toxin-co-regulated pilus (tcpA), cholera toxin B subunit (ctxB), repeat in toxins (rtxA), and other genes such as the quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) of gyrase A (gyrA), rstB of RS element along with the alteration in the number of repeat sequences at the promoter region of ctxAB...
June 15, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622736/vaxchora-a-single-dose-oral-cholera-vaccine
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Adriana Cabrera, Jayne E Lepage, Karyn M Sullivan, Sheila M Seed
OBJECTIVE: To review trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of Vaxchora, a reformulated, single-dose, oral, lyophilized Vibrio cholerae CVD 103-HgR vaccine for the prevention of travel-related cholera caused by V cholerae serogroup O1. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was conducted using MEDLINE (1946 to January week 3, 2017) and EMBASE (1996 to 2017 week 3). Keywords included oral cholera vaccine, single-dose, Vaxchora, and CVD 103-HgR. Limits included human, clinical trials published in English since 2010...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622368/minimal-genetic-change-in-vibrio-cholerae-in-mozambique-over-time-multilocus-variable-number-tandem-repeat-analysis-and-whole-genome-sequencing
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Marcelino Garrine, Inácio Mandomando, Delfino Vubil, Tacilta Nhampossa, Sozinho Acacio, Shan Li, Joseph N Paulson, Mathieu Almeida, Daryl Domman, Nicholas R Thomson, Pedro Alonso, Oscar Colin Stine
Although cholera is a major public health concern in Mozambique, its transmission patterns remain unknown. We surveyed the genetic relatedness of 75 Vibrio cholerae isolates from patients at Manhiça District Hospital between 2002-2012 and 3 isolates from river using multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) and whole genome sequencing (WGS). MLVA revealed 22 genotypes in two clonal complexes and four unrelated genotypes. WGS revealed i) the presence of recombination, ii) 67 isolates descended monophyletically from a single source connected to Wave 3 of the Seventh Pandemic, and iii) four clinical isolates lacking the cholera toxin gene...
June 16, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619514/the-frequency-of-th17%C3%A2-cells-in-the-small-intestine-exhibits-a-day-night-variation-dependent-on-circadian-clock-activity
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Ha Pham Thu Le, Yuki Nakamura, Kyoko Oh-Oka, Kayoko Ishimaru, Shotaro Nakajima, Atsuhito Nakao
Interleukin-17-producing CD4(+) T helper (Th17) cells are a key immune lineage that protects against bacterial and fungal infections at mucosal surfaces. At steady state, Th17 cells are abundant in the small intestinal mucosa of mice. There are several mechanisms for regulating the population of Th17 cells in the small intestine, reflecting the importance of maintaining their numbers in the correct balance. Here we demonstrate the existence of a time-of-day-dependent variation in the frequency of Th17 cells in the lamina propria of the small intestine in wild-type mice, which was not observed in mice with a loss-of-function mutation of the core circadian gene Clock or in mice housed under aberrant light/dark conditions...
June 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619415/international-travelers-sociodemographic-health-and-travel-characteristics-an-italian-study
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Gianmarco Troiano, Astrid Mercone, Alessandra Bagnoli, Nicola Nante
BACKGROUND: Approximately the 8% of travelers requires medical care, with the diagnosis of a vaccine-preventable disease. The aim of our study was to analyze the socio-demographic, health and travel characteristics of the Italian international travelers. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional study from January 2015 to June 2016, at the Travel Medicine Clinic of Siena, asking the doctor to interview patients who attended the Clinic, recording socio-demographic and travel information, malaria prophylaxis, vaccinations...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619405/treating-childhood-malnutrition-in-rural-haiti-program-outcomes-and-obstacles
#15
C Nicholas Cuneo, Emily Dansereau, Anand R Habib, Mary Davies, Samuel Ware, Kenneth Kornetsky
BACKGROUND: Haiti has the worst malnutrition rate in the Western hemisphere. In October 2010, a cholera epidemic erupted and spread rapidly throughout the country, straining Haiti's already fragile health infrastructure across all levels of care. This study reviews data from an outpatient therapeutic feeding program (OTP) for acute childhood malnutrition at a clinic in rural Haiti with a focus on the effect of the 2010 cholera epidemic on program operations. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for the complete set of patients who were enrolled in the OTP from its inception in March 2009 through January 2014...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618230/anti-mosquito-activity-of-a-titanium-organic-framework-supported-on-fabrics
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Reda M Abdelhameed, Omnia M H M Kamel, A Amr, Joao Rocha, Artur M S Silva
Waste swamps, stagnant water and poor hygiene practices result in the proliferation of mosquitoes that may cause transmissible and infectious diseases, such as malaria, typhoid, cholera, and Zikavirus sickness. Composites of the traditional natural fibres cotton, viscose and linen, and a Ti-bearing metal-organic framework, NH2-MIL-125, is very effective against mosquitoes, in the absence of any conventional insecticides. Prior to coating with NH2-MIL-125 crystals, the fabrics have been modified with 3-glycidyloxypropyltrimethoxysilane...
June 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612739/cholera-outbreak-in-haiti-from-2010-to-today
#17
John Zarocostas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611758/genome-wide-analyses-reveal-genes-subject-to-positive-selection-in-pasteurella-multocida
#18
Peili Cao, Dongchun Guo, Jiasen Liu, Qian Jiang, Zhuofei Xu, Liandong Qu
Pasteurella multocida, a Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen, has led to a broad range of diseases in mammals and birds, including fowl cholera in poultry, pneumonia and atrophic rhinitis in swine and rabbit, hemorrhagic septicemia in cattle, and bite infections in humans. In order to better interpret the genetic diversity and adaptation evolution of this pathogen, seven genomes of P. multocida strains isolated from fowls, rabbit and pigs were determined by using high-throughput sequencing approach. Together with publicly available P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608279/the-recombinant-fusion-protein-of-cholera-toxin-b-and-neutrophil-activating-protein-expressed-on-bacillus-subtilis-spore-surface-suppresses-allergic-inflammation-in-mice
#19
Hui Dong, Yanmei Huang, Shuwen Yao, Bingshao Liang, Yan Long, Yongqiang Xie, Jialiang Mai, Sitang Gong, Zhenwen Zhou
The neutrophil-activating protein of Helicobacter pylori (HP-NAP) has been identified as a modulator with anti-Th2 inflammation activity, and cholera toxin B (CTB) is a mucosal adjuvant that can also induce antigen tolerance. In this study, we constructed a CTB-NAP fusion protein on the surface of Bacillus subtilis spore and evaluate the efficiency of oral administration of the recombinant CTB-NAP spores in preventing asthma in mice. Oral administration of recombinant CTB or CTB-NAP spores significantly decreased serum ovalbumin (OVA)-specific IgE (p < 0...
June 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607990/reaction-intermediates-in-the-heme-degradation-reaction-by-hutz-from-vibrio-cholerae
#20
Takeshi Uchida, Yukari Sekine, Nobuhiko Dojun, Ariel Lewis-Ballester, Izumi Ishigami, Toshitaka Matsui, Syun-Ru Yeh, Koichiro Ishimori
HutZ is a heme-degrading enzyme in Vibrio cholerae. It converts heme to biliverdin via verdoheme, suggesting that it follows the same reaction mechanism as that of mammalian heme oxygenase. However, none of the key intermediates have been identified. In this study, we applied steady-state and time-resolved UV-vis absorption and resonance Raman spectroscopy to study the reaction of the heme-HutZ complex with H2O2 or ascorbic acid. We characterized three intermediates: oxyferrous heme, meso-hydroxyheme, and verdoheme complexes...
June 13, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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